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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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 50%

Date: June 13th, 2018
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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 50%

Our beneficiaries have been helping us capture vital data – both quantitative and qualitative – to demonstrate the social impact of our work. They have given us a fascinating insight into the effects and benefits of a free stay at Kingham Cottage , our idyllic cottage near Bath. It gives us great pleasure to share these
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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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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

Date: April 27th, 2018
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

With the support of The Big Lottery Fund, we have been building relationships with hospices and other charities to raise our profile and provide a vehicle for reaching more carers. We are keen to open the doors of Kingham Cottage to more carers each year and this is one way we are achieving this. One
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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!

Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

Date: March 20th, 2018
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Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

We warmly wish you a very special day on International Day of Happiness and share our thoughts and findings with you. We love this infographic giving you ten tips for happier living. Which ones do you embrace? Naturally, this topic is a hot one today and we love how these tips give us all an
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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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