Our Senior Staff

Susan McBride – Trust Director

I joined Martha Trust in 2007 as Trust Director. My role involves managing the financial, administrative and personnel aspects of the charity.  Martha Trust is unique as we are registered for both children and adults. The charity is funded by the fees which are paid by the purchasers of our services on behalf of the residents. Our fee structure is based on individual needs of each resident so it is a major part of my role to negotiate with the purchasers to secure appropriate fees for each person receiving lifelong or respite care at Martha Trust. 

We promote the fact that both Martha House and Sophie House is the residents' home and should therefore reflect a 'homely' atmosphere. Disability is not seen as a barrier to anything at Martha Trust so our residents are involved in various activities throughout the day and enjoy a busy social life. 



Chris Turney - Home Manager at Sophie House

I joined Martha Trust as a nurse in 2003 working nights at Martha House. When Sophie House opened in October 2012 I transferred to the new home as a night nurse.

In April 2014 I was promoted to Manager, a role which I am enjoying. We have a diverse group of people and together we make a great team.

My main aims as Manager are to be approachable, listen to the staff and act positively.