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

Financial support, expert advice and free renal counselling

  • Financial support

    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.

  • Patient Support & Advocacy Service

    Our Patient Support & Advocacy Officers can help you navigate the complexities of kidney disease and work towards improving your quality of life. If you need our help, we're just a message or call away.

  • Counselling and support service

    Living with a long-term illness such as chronic kidney disease can turn anyone's world upside down. You’re not alone. Our Counselling Service offers FREE help and emotional support to kidney patients and their families.

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.

How can a renal social worker help me?

Renal social workers are qualified social workers who work in collaboration with other members of the kidney multi-disciplinary team in children’s or adult hospitals and dialysis units. They can offer practical support and advice to anyone living with kidney disease.
Get practical support from your renal social worker