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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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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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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What went well?

Date: March 1st, 2018
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What went well?

Do you spend too much time thinking about what goes wrong in your life and not enough about what goes right? Granted, there are times when it makes sense to analyse bad events so that we can learn from them. However, we can slip into the bad habit of spending more time thinking about the
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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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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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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Date: November 16th, 2017
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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Being in a good mood and feeling optimistic about the day ahead are wonderful feelings. It can help us face the daily challenges with good grace. Open a door for someone, call a relative who might be feeling lonely or give someone a genuine compliment – all great ways of boosting our wellbeing and our positive mood can influence
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