Martlets and Macmillan Cancer support are working together to ensure that care providers across the community have access to the best provision possible for terminally ill people. We want recognising the needs of those in the last year of life to become a common practice so that people with life-limiting conditions can make the most of the time they have left.

Whether you are a provider of supported living, a care home, a care agency or a rehab unit, we offer an individualised approach to supporting you and the needs of those in your care:

  • Assessment of residents’ needs – we can assess care home residents’ needs if they have a terminal illness and refer them to our specialist services.
  • Free e-learning and webinar training – access online learning about end-of-life care. Phone-in support and drop-in ‘computer suite clinics’ available at Martlets.
  • Shadow an IPU shift – Apply to ‘shadow’ a Martlets’ team member on a shift in our Inpatient Unit (IPU) to learn new skills in a safe, supervised environment.
  • Volunteer support for your staff – our outreach team is available to visit managers and staff to discuss practical ways we can offer support.

Martlets is a local charity that provides terminally ill people with the very best care and support. Most people receive care form us in their own homes. Outpatients also visit our hospice for pain relief, complementary therapies, practical advice and social activities. Other choose to spend their final days here, or to join us for respite care or symptom management.

For more information please email [email protected].

Shadow Shifts

To apply to 'shadow' a Martlets team member on a shift in our Inpatient Unit, you must first complete the Shadow Shift application form here.

Apply to complete a shadow shift

Once you have been approved, you can register for a shift at the dates here

Book in a shadow shift


We offer a variety of different webinars. To see all upcoming webinars, please click here.

Book in to a webinar


Useful Leaflets

Preparing to say goodbye

Planning for your future care

My Funeral Wishes

Family information on what to do after death

Download here

Useful Tools

Advance care plan

Preferred priorities of care

The Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale

The GSF prognostic Indicator Guidance

Access point professionals

Easy read booklets

GSF – PIG indicators

Brighton and Hove bereavement guide

Word versions of the Record Charts that can be adapted by individual homes

Macmillan Homepage

Nutrition and Hydration Resource Pack for Care Homes

The Dying Persons Observation Chart Residential care

Download here

Preparation and recognising End of Life Care Needs

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Adapted SBAR Tool

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Martlets Diabetes Guidelines

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Community Palliative Care Service

Download here

The Dying Persons Care Plan – To be used with support of a registered nurse.

Download here

Accessing urgent emergency care

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One chance to get it right

Download here

The Care Plan of the Dying Person

Download here

Flow charts

Accessing Urgent Emergency Care

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Expected Death - Without Nursing

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Expected Death - With Nursing

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Learning and Development

e-LfH, e-learning platform

ReSPECT – Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment

Martlets Learning and Development

Brighton and Hove learning gateway

E-Learning public access - 14 basic modules no registration required

Professionals access

Interesting information

Dying Matters


Radio 4 We need to talk about death

Video’s on CPR/DNACPR conversation

 Video’s on CPR/DNACPR in sign language