We provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants. We provide practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. We’re here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.
We know that life can be hard when you’re coping with a long term condition like kidney disease and it can affect your ability to work and to live life to the full. Which is why we offer grants to kidney patients who are struggling financially.
We are the leading UK provider of grants to kidney patients and last year supported over 1,500 individuals with grants totalling more than £1million.
Thank you for supporting me with the costs to install a stair lift. You are a life line for many and have definitely brought a smile to my faceAaron Patient grant recipient
Support, advice and guidance
- Our trained Advocacy Officers are ready to help with local issues around treatment choice, patient transport and benefit concerns. Find out more
- Our counselling support team offers free telephone counselling. Find out more
- We have lots of information on many aspects of kidney disease, including the conditions themselves, diagnosis, treatment, and practical information about life with kidney disease. Find out more
Holidays and respite breaks
We provide grants for those unable to fund a holiday or short break away from the monotony of kidney disease, as well as supporting Dialysis Swap - a UK scheme to help patients find dialysis away from base. Find out more
Supporting kidney units
We work hard to make a difference to health services and patient care. Our hospital grants fund essential psycho-social staff as well as improving facilities and care. Find out more
In partnership with the British Renal Society we fund patient-centred research that will make a practical difference to care in hospitals in the short term.
We work at a national and government level to improve health and care services for kidney patients. Everything we do is about ensuring that the patient voice is at the heart of national decision-making. We have a Patient Advisory Group which actively supports us in all our work.