Martha Trust is a registered charity that provides lifetime residential and respite care for people with profound disabilities (PMLD) at three homes in Kent and Sussex along with much needed support for families and carers”
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.
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 family, a voice – championing the needs of people with profound disabilities and their right to lead as normal a life as possible.
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. This year we have to raise over £235,000 to pay for the essential extras and are always hoping that businesses and organisations will get involved and support us to do this.”