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Kidney Care UK has been helping people affected by kidney disease for over 45 years. Our direct patient services are free of charge and provide support to thousands of patients and their families every year.

We're here for you with the practical, emotional and financial support you need

  • Financial support

    We know that life can be hard when you’re coping with a long-term condition like CKD, and it can affect your ability to work and to live life to the full. Our grants are intended to help you with essentials or to help improve your overall quality of life.

  • Patient Support & Advocacy Service

    At Kidney Care UK, we understand the challenges you face when you're living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our Patient Support & Advocacy team are here to help.

  • Counselling and emotional support

    Our Counselling Service offers free help and emotional support to kidney patients and their families. If you eel you could do with some support, information and guidance but don't know where to begin, please contact us..

  • Benefits, welfare and money advice

    Our free online Benefits Calculator is easy to use and will help you understand what benefits you may be entitled to. We also offer a PIP Helper, or you can speak to one of our Money & Energy Advisers for support.

  • Healthy diet support

    If you are new to kidney disease or are cooking for someone with CKD, you may not feel sure about what food to prepare. We have advice to help you make healthy, kidney-friendly choices. Our Kidney Kitchen recipes are delicious and specially adapted for kidney patients.

  • Patient information booklets and resources

    Our patient information, produced in partnership with kidney doctors, is available to read online or download. You can also order free kidney health booklets and magazines to be delivered to you at home.

Order FREE patient information resources

Kidney Care UK's patient information is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, in partnership with the UK Kidney Association. All our booklets are free to read online or download, or you can order free printed copies to be delivered to you at home. We also produce free magazines, Kidney Matters and our Kidney Kitchen recipe titles.
See our patient information resources

Newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

The five stages of CKD range from being at risk through to kidney failure, when your kidneys stop working. But only around one in 50 people with CKD ends up with kidney failure. Most people can manage their condition with treatment that slows down its progress.