AFTER UMBRAGE CARES FOR CARERS
After Umbrage exists to care for carers. We offer FREE four day breaks in our self-catering cottages in tranquil and comfortable surroundings.
The breaks help to give carers a chance to rest and re-charge before returning to their unpaid caring roles for their loved ones living with life limiting and sometimes terminal conditions. Our beneficiaries tell us how they feel less alone knowing there is a charity who cares for those who care. They also say their wellbeing gets a 100% boost after their cottage break.
This offer is also available during the first year of bereavement which we know is a very difficult time.
Tara Belcher founded After Umbrage in 2013 having cared for both her parents who died of cancer 10 years apart. It is their legacy that Tara is upholding and the personal touch is evident across every aspect of the charity’s service.
After Umbrage helps carers create lasting fond memories with their families giving them the energy to continue their vital role for their loved ones, communities and the UK economy.
Don’t just take our word for it. You can read about our beneficiaries stories on our blog on the News & Events page.
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Carers are offered up to three stays of four days each including during the first year of bereavement. The whole family is welcome in the two bedroom cottage – one double and one twin room. We acknowledge caring effects the whole family and want to include them all.
Some of our beneficiaries travel with their loved ones and others make alternative arrangements as this is not possible. Small dogs are also welcome though please understand it is a small cottage and unsuitable for large dogs.
We’ve tried to think of everything and provide home comforts in our self-catering cottage including fresh linen, milk on arrival and the tranquillity of beautiful surroundings.
Referral forms are available on every page of this website for you to download and take to your carer support organisation for authorisation. Their role is to verify that you are a carer.
HOW CAN YOU HELP AFTER UMBRAGE
After Umbrage operates by engaging four communities: carers, organisations that support carers in a variety of ways such as hospices, GPs and fellow charities such as Caring Together, businesses and philanthropic individuals.
The carers that become our beneficiaries are introduced to us by organisations that support carers in a variety of different ways. It might be the hospice caring for your disabled loved one or the cancer support centre holding your hand through the challenging steps ahead. These people become our eyes and ears and refer carers to us. They are our network of Carer Support Organisations.
We also rely on the philanthropic nature of individuals and the corporate social responsibility of businesses. Many supporters take on fundraising challenges such as taking part in the Bath Half or Run for Colour. Others organise our Valentine’s Ball or similar events. Some fundraise whilst shopping via Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising and others fundraise quietly whilst going about their normal exercise regime by turning on the Fit4Change App.
There are lots of different ways you can support After Umbrage.
Businesses such as Marmalade Ltd support us by booking paid for cottage accommodation for their employees and customers. Individual paying guests stay at Kingham Cottage by booking their stay via Classic Cottages. 100% of the money raised this way is donated to the charity.
Other businesses offer our carer guests discounts at the restaurants, places of historical interest and cafes nearby.
After Umbrage is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund
Like other small charities, we can’t survive without funding and donations from charitable foundations and organisations such as The National Lottery. We are grateful for their support which is making such a difference to our work. The Alchemy Foundation also supports us with funding.
Fundraising for After Umbrage
After Umbrage provides tranquil holiday accommodation in scenic rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones living with a life-limiting condition may have the break they truly deserve. Getting involved and raising money makes such a difference. Every penny counts and enables us to provide holidays, support and respite to carers.