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

After Umbrage provides care for those who care. Founded in 2013, we offer free, short breaks for anyone who has been caring for or recently lost someone with a life-limiting condition.

"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