Kidney Care UK

Grants are available for kidney patients who are on a low income for: 

  • Household items and domestic costs (e.g. bills, heating allowances, electrical domestic appliances)
  • Travel expenses
  • Holidays and respite breaks
  • Higher education / training / qualifications

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Kidney Care UK grants are normally only available to people who are on dialysis, about to start dialysis or within the first year post transplant. An individual’s current income (including benefits) should not be more than £1,500 per month. For couples and families the maximum is £2,000 per month.

What we don't give grants for

  • Items that have already been paid for
  • Telephone bills (except installations)
  • Court fines
  • Improvements to a patient’s home
  • Credit card and loan repayments
  • Medical equipment
  • Council tax payments

How to apply?

You’ll need to contact your kidney unit social worker or a member of the kidney care team, as all applications for financial aid should come to us on a grant form completed with their input. However, if there’s no member of staff able to help, our advocacy officers can be contacted by calling the main Kidney Care UK telephone number: 01420 541424 or emailing info@kidneycareuk.org

Other information

Our counselling and support service is available to all patients and their families. Call 01420 541424 to book an appointment with a renal counsellor, or contact us via email: info@kidneycareuk.org 

Counselling can offer emotional support and provide space to talk about the impact of chronic kidney disease in a confidential setting. 

 

Contact details

Kidney Care UK
3 The Windmills
St Mary's Close
Alton
GU34 1EF
Telephone: 01420 541424
Email: info@kidneycareuk.org
Web: https://www.kidneycareuk.org/

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