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Martha Trust

Martha Trust is a registered charity that provides lifetime residential care for people with profound disabilities (PMLD). Martha are a home, a family, a voice – championing the needs of people with profound disabilities and their right to lead a normal a life as possible

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Martha Trust

At Martha Trust we support young people and adults with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities. (PMLD) We offer a home for life and encourage them to explore the world around them and take an active role in their community. We inspire them to reach out and face new challenges and we help them to fulfil their potential.

Martha Trust offers residential care in a bright, modern, safe and stimulating environment along with support for the families and carers of our very special residents. We have two homes in Deal, Kent and one in Hastings, East Sussex.

We provide the very highest standards of round-the-clock nursing care, state-of-the-art facilities and a warm and loving home for life.

At Martha we support some of the most vulnerable people in society and enable them to live fulfilling lives and to get the most out of each and every day.

Martha are a home, a community, a voice – championing the needs of people with profound disabilities and their right to lead as normal a life as possible. 

Adults with PMLD need help with every function of life. Most are unable to communicate using language, or able stand, walk or move unaided, and most need round-the-clock nursing.  

Their basic nursing care is funded by local authorities and CCG’s but other costs, from hydrotherapy to day trips, specialist recreational and communication equipment, new equipment due to changes in health needs, minibuses and improvements to the homes have to be paid for entirely by voluntary donations.

People with PMLD and their families and carers are all too often excluded from community activities that the rest of us take for granted. At Martha we strive to ensure everything we do is inclusive and accessible.

Providing the extras that make life fulfilling is what makes Martha special, and one of the reasons there is a high demand for our services. 

2022 marks our 35th Anniversary. This year alone, we have to raise over £235,000 to pay for the essential extras. We rely on the generosity and support of local businesses, groups and individuals to assist us with this. 

We would be incredibly grateful for your support of our very special young people and adults at Martha.