Referrals are normally made to St. Martin’s Centre by Social and Healthcare professionals (e.g. Social Workers, GP’s, Community Psychiatric Nurses) although we do accept requests for help from friends and relatives, or even self-referrals. Once a person is referred, a member of the Centre’s staff visits the referral’s home to ascertain whether or not that person’s needs can be met by the Centre. Prospective users are then invited to a taster day, and, subject to agreement by both parties, offered a one day per week place on a trial basis. After that, a more permanent provision may be made.