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
After Umbrage is pleased to announce that we are now able to help even more carers. We have extended the remit of the charity to include:
Anyone caring for a loved one with a life limiting condition up to three stays at Kingham cottage.
As well as being able to offer carers who have sadly been bereaved, up to four nights at the cottage within the first twelve months.
We really want to help so please spread the word! Here are some lovely comments from our guests so far.
“Thank you so much for letting us stay in Kingham Cottage. We had a lovely time and it provided us with the perfect excuse to go away – just the four of us – and spend some time together. We wouldn’t have done so otherwise, and it was a precious few days, with lots of laughter and tears.”
“Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to stay in this beautiful cottage. We had a lovely relaxing time and the weather was beautiful.”
After Umbrage has the use of the lovely Kingham Cottage two miles south of Bath.
There is plenty to do just on your doorstep. There are plenty of fabulous walks in the area, and Bath itself is just five minutes away, a World Heritage site with wonderful attractions to suit any taste.
To book your get-away, just follow these simple steps:
- Download one of our referral forms a take to either your local Hospice or GP. Once signed send it back to us at PO BOX 1310, OUNDLE, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 2PE.
- We will then contact you with your booking code and instructions. You’ll then be able to see when the cottage is available, and choose your time.
- Once booked a FULLY REFUNDABLE £50.00 deposit is required. We love our After Umbrage cottage and know you will too, but accidents happen and we want to keep it beautiful for everyone.
That’s it. You’re in, and we hope you have a fantastic stay! Kingham cottage sleeps up to four so please feel free to bring friends or loved ones if you wish, or just take a little time for yourself. After all, you’ve earned it.