The aim of Martin House is to provide family led care for children with life-limiting conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help. It is a place of love and understanding, a peaceful place but one that can also have a lively, friendly atmosphere full of fun and laughter, where children and their families can enjoy the best quality of life. Our role is to ensure that in everything we do, we place the family at the centre and value each member of the family as individuals with their own needs. We acknowledge and respect the expertise of the parents as the main carers of their ill child. We recognise the prime importance of listening to the children, young people and their families and we help them to make well informed choices about care, treatment and end of life issues.