About After Umbrage
After Umbrage was established in 2013 to care for those who care.
We aim to provide free, relaxing holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain to those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness. We understand how important it can be to take even a short break, and to rediscover yourself again.
Why we’re called ‘After Umbrage’
When I was a child, my Mum gave me her old teddy bear. Umbrage was a bear who featured highly in my world. He was there to provide care, comfort and love when I needed it most. He’s still with me in my heart and represents all the best bits my parents offered when we were growing up.
That’s why I named the charity… After Umbrage.
Caring for those with a terminal disease can be a frightening and challenging experience. I’ve gone through it with both of my parents, and there are times when a little care, comfort and love would provide me with a little breathing space and help me find the courage to go on.
After Umbrage is meant to provide that breathing space. A little slice of calm in a very turbulent time.
Whether you visit one of our After Umbrage properties for two, three or four nights, we’ll take care of everything. We provide warmth, comfort and peace with just you, the carer, in mind.
It’s as simple as that. Just let my little Umbrage bear share some of the support he gave me.
I hope this helps and thank you again.
Tara Belcher, Founder and Trustee of After Umbrage