Caring for profoundly
disabled people.


Established in 1996, Martha Trust in Hereford is a registered charity, providing lifelong and respite care for people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities.

With two sites within the city we are able to offer unparalleled support, care and facilities for your residents. Our aim has always been to create a home away from home in a supportive and safe environment that is both great to live in as well as work in.


Martha House and Sophie House are managed on a not-for-profit basis by a Board of local Trustees who include the Founders of the Trust. The first resident was welcomed to Martha House in January 1997, and at Sophie House on the 1st October 2012.

Both homes have been carefully designed for wheelchair users and incorporate a wide variety of specialised fittings, such as hoists, baths and beds as well as specialised therapy facilities including: hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, aromatherapy, music, art, speech and multi-sensory rooms.

Both homes have large landscaped gardens which have been designed and planned to be fully accessible to everyone. The gardens provide important elements for therapy and sensory stimulation with seating areas allowing families to sit with their son or daughter in a peaceful environment.


All our residents are completely dependent on others for their every need and they are given constant loving attention by our nursing staff and carers, allowing and encouraging them to develop to their full potential.

At both Martha House and Sophie House we aim to achieve a loving home environment. All nursing and care staff receive training on a regular basis, to improve the quality and variety of care available to our residents, and carers work on a one-to-one basis with them.


This wonderful home is all we hoped it would be and is a benchmark for others caring for profoundly disabled people.

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