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.

10 Ways To Fundraise and Support After Umbrage

Date: September 21st, 2018
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10 Ways To Fundraise and Support After Umbrage

As a charity, we wouldn’t be here without all of our wonderful supporters and fundraisers. Could you help us keep our work going – to care for those who care? Here are a few fun ways that you could help After Umbrage… Have a weekend away in beautiful Bath and stay at Kingham Cottage, and
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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

Date: July 24th, 2018
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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

The 31st July 2018 marks a special milestone for After Umbrage. It’s the end of a very happy and successful funding period with the support of The Big Lottery Fund. Our aim with the funding has been to raise awareness of our free breaks for carers at Kingham Cottage and we have much to be proud
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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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After Umbrage are #HappyToChat!

Date: March 6th, 2018
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After Umbrage are #HappyToChat!

In January 2017 the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched, to combat the increasing impacts of loneliness in the UK. For carers, loneliness is often one of the side effects of caring. They lose their social life, it can impact their job, their mental health and even their physical health. Which is why we’re
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

Date: January 22nd, 2018
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

This week we started our mini tour of Cambridgeshire with The Carers Trust Cambridge, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) by delivering a wellbeing talk to a lovely group of carers. They gather once a month to spend some quality time with follow carers and to have a safe place to visit with the loved one they
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#WorldKindnessDay and The Power of Your Smile

Date: November 13th, 2017
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#WorldKindnessDay and The Power of Your Smile

Did you know it’s #WorldKindnessDay? The Power of Your Smile Last week we had a wonderful opportunity to meet a lady called Judy. Judy cares for her husband, who is at the early stages of dementia. She had come along to a drop in group organised by The Carers Trust Cambridge Peterborough and Norfolk. What a mouthful!
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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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A Break for Carers, Before Caring Breaks Their Relationships…

Date: October 10th, 2017
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A Break for Carers, Before Caring Breaks Their Relationships…

A recent study conducted for Julia’s House, has revealed some powerful statistics on the effects of caring on relationships. These statistics highlight just how important it is for carers to take a break. Caring is a full time role, and it’s all consuming – both physically and psychologically exhausting. The research found that 64% of divorced or separated parent
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Hospice care can be everywhere. A wonderful message for Hospice Care Week

Date: October 9th, 2017
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Hospice care can be everywhere. A wonderful message for Hospice Care Week

The world of social media is celebrating the wonderful work of hospices and their staff across the country this week as it is Hospice Care Week (from Monday 9th to 15th October). We love so many of the messages being shared this #HospiceCareWeek, but some stand out more than others. For instance, hospice care can
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Let’s Talk! The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Date: September 5th, 2017
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Let’s Talk! The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

On 16th June 2016, the British Labour Party MP for Batley & Spen, Jo Cox, was sadly murdered. Jo Cox had made it her life’s work to tackle many issues affecting her constituents, including community loneliness. And her legacy continues.  This year, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched. Its aim? To start a
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