Cost of living

Are you struggling with the rising costs of living? The constant pressure of trying to make ends meet is tipping people with chronic kidney disease and their families over the edge. Kidney Care UK is here to help.

  • Cost of living support and benefits

    Find out about benefits and support during the cost-of-living crisis: what you may be eligible for, how much, and when, plus sources of further information and advice

  • Making the most of your money

    Follow these top tips to budget, avoid unnecessary costs, make the most of your income, and access further advice and support when money is tight

  • Managing your energy bills when you have kidney disease

    Find out how to keep your energy bills down and manage your energy usage if you’re a kidney patient.

Financial support: what are you entitled to?

Our free Benefits Calculator can help you find out what payments and benefits you could be owed as a kidney patient.

Check your benefits entitlement

Benefits and financial support explained

  • Benefits for kidney patients

    Find out more about the benefits and financial support you may be entitled to when you are living with kidney disease.

  • Booking a free Welfare and Benefits Check

    Kidney Care UK Patient Support & Advocacy officer for Wales, Linzi Isaac, explains how our free benefits check, working in partnership with Auriga, can help kidney patients maximise income thanks to expert advice on benefits and debt management.

  • Maximising your income

    Kidney Care UK Patient Support & Advocacy Officer for Wales, Linzi Isaac, discusses how to ensure you are maximising your income through the benefits and schemes that are available to you.

Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Everything you need to know about PIP applications, from starting the process and completing the application form to the PIP Health Assessment and how to speak to Kidney Care UK for free PIP application support if you are living with CKD.
Claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Financial support from Kidney Care UK

If you’re a kidney patient struggling to make ends meet we can help you. We provide individual and hardship grants to help pay for domestic bills and household items and can help you understand more about the welfare benefits you're entitled to.