The story of Umbrage

Named after the founder’s mother’s Teddy Bear, After Umbrage is a charity whose vision is to provide free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with a life limiting condition. We would also like to express our deepest condolences by offering breaks to carers within their first 12 months of bereavement. The pressure associated with caring can be overwhelming. After Umbrage provides a chance for carers to take time out to relax and unwind in idyllic surroundings, so they can return to their caring duties rejuvenated.

"I have wanted to establish an attractive place of peace and tranquillity for others because I have learnt first-hand how important an opportunity to relax and unwind can be for those caring for others".  

Tara Belcher, Founder and Trustee of After Umbrage

The Mission

To preserve and protect the health and wellbeing of the close relatives, spouses,partners,boyfriends and girlfriends of persons with a life-limiting condition and who are caring for or nursing that individual (that individual not being resident in an institution or nursing home as defined by the National Assistance Act 1948 or The Chronically Sick and Disabled Act 1970) by providing accommodation for use by those close relatives, spouses, partners, boyfriends and girlfriends as a short term retreat.

"Carers say that access to information, financial support and breaks in caring are vital in helping them manage the impact of caring on their lives."

Carer’s Trust

Registered Charity: After Umbrage was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Foundation with the Charity Commission on 23 September 2013.

Registration number: 1153922 Founder and Trustee Tara Belcher - Trustees: Dr Suzanne Hawkins