Information for Professionals




With the right resources and support to draw upon, the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families can be enhanced. Martin House aims to achieve this by adopting a holistic approach to care and providing support to the whole family.

Palliative care planning should begin around the stage of diagnosis and continue for a number of years in order to meet the continually changing needs of the child and family.

Martin House takes referrals for children with life-limiting conditions up to the age of 19 years. We currently support families in West, North and East Yorkshire. 

Anyone can refer a family for support but if a professional is doing this on behalf of a family, the family must give their consent.

For more information on how Martin House can support children and families with a life-limiting illness, please see our information booklet for professionals.