About Martlets

Martlets is a local charity providing essential care to people affected by terminal illness in Brighton & Hove, and surrounding areas. Our expert teams provide the very best care and support, helping patients and their loved ones to live life to the full during the precious time they have together.

Most people receive care from us in their own homes. Others choose to spend their final days on our inpatient unit, or to join us as inpatients for respite care or symptom management. Outpatients also visit our hospice for pain relief, physiotherapy, counselling, welfare advice and social activities; some of these services were adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to be offered via telephone and online video sessions. 

Martlets’ care is free thanks to the support of local people, businesses, and trusts. An NHS grant covers a portion of our costs, but we rely on the community to fund most of our vital services. From terminal cancer and end-stage heart disease to neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Motor Neurone Disease, we’re here to help.

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How you can support Martlets


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Shop our ewenique Shaun by the Sea merchandise in your local Martlets shop or shop online.

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Our moving story

Martlets is currently undergoing an ambitious redevelopment of its Hospice site in Hove.

Our new Hospice will allow us to continue meeting the needs of our community and reach more people that need end-of-life care across Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas. 

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