After Umbrage aims to provide idyllic holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness may have the break away that they truly deserve.

A passport for carers to look after themselves

Date: July 6th, 2018
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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Thursday 5th July will bring back memories of being a very special day for After Umbrage and it’s all down to the wonderful, warm welcome we were given at the Peterborough Family Carers Hub organised by Arda Lavelle of  Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk (CTCPN). It was their second meeting and we were invited to give
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

Date: June 26th, 2018
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

  Time seems to fly by these days and suddenly I was begrudgingly toasting my fortieth birthday with a bunch of fantastic friends. I am lucky enough to have kept in touch with some wonderful mates from college and we reminisced about the happy times mostly spent at the bar. It is amazing how quickly
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Holding the hand of carers

Date: May 10th, 2018
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Holding the hand of carers

In the market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire a special group of people gather every month to offer and provide one another support. The support comes in many forms – friendship, being listened to and being heard, the holding of a hand, the giving of advice, the sharing of a sad moment and the laughter
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Date: May 2nd, 2018
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Did you know, there are 49,000 children in the UK alone living with a life-limiting illness?  From 21st to 27th May 2018 is Children’s Hospice Week. An important week in the caring calendar, and a week to help raise awareness and funds to help support the children in the UK living with life-limiting and terminal
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Date: April 19th, 2018
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Tara Belcher and Tracy Wilkinson of After Umbrage have been continuing their mini tour around the carer hubs arranged by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) with funding from The Big Lottery Fund. This month the lovely Gemma Whitehouse hosted her group in the Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey. We went along to meet
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After Umbrage’s Year In Numbers: Providing Care for Carers in 2017

Date: March 24th, 2018
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After Umbrage’s Year In Numbers: Providing Care for Carers in 2017

Last year was our best yet, providing more care for carers than ever before. To celebrate, we thought we would share a few of the figures with you… and here’s to hosting and supporting even more carers in 2018!

A relationship with special meaning

Date: February 5th, 2018
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A relationship with special meaning

Welcome to our first guest blog. We are proud of our relationship with Classic Cottages. The team there promote Kingham Cottage to paying guests, helping us raise money to keep the cottage available for carers for no fee.   A relationship with special meaning. Working alongside After Umbrage to market beautiful Kingham Cottage is not
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Date: February 1st, 2018
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Beneficiaries of our charity, After Umbrage are very special people. They are diverse and face problems that would challenge even the greatest practitioners of positive thinking. They each have a unique story. Here we talk to Keith Cheshire of Doncaster. With his wife, Nicola, they have a special daughter called Toni who has complex needs.
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Enhancing the Wellbeing of Carers in Cambridge

Date: November 13th, 2017
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Enhancing the Wellbeing of Carers in Cambridge

Pictured from left to right: Rebecca Browne (CTCPN), Richard Cross (CTCPN), Tara Belcher (After Umbrage) and Tracy Wilkinson (After Umbrage) Heart warming and humbling are the words that came to mind when Tara Belcher, Founder of After Umbrage and Tracy Wilkinson, Head of Marketing Communications met the carers in Cambridge who dropped into the Carers
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Denise, Michael, Theo and family. Their story.

Date: October 18th, 2017
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Denise, Michael, Theo and family. Their story.

We’ve had 68 visitors to our cottage in Bath since we opened the doors in 2015 to carers of loved ones with life limiting conditions. Denise and her family were some of our early guests. Theo is their wonderful son who has had 36 operations in his short, 10 year life. Here we chat to
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