Living with kidney disease

Kidney disease affects different people in different ways, both physically and emotionally. It can impact on many aspects of life, including personal relationships, jobs and social life.

Dealing with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

There is lots of information available on the medical aspects of being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it is also important to consider the emotional impact of a diagnosis of moderate or severe CKD.
Support with a CKD diagnosis
  • Managing symptoms

    Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can cause symptoms that are hard to manage, such as an unbearable itching sensation and constant exhaustion. Speak to your kidney team for advice and support.

  • 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.

  • Employment rights

    Having a long-term condition like chronic kidney disease (CKD) can affect many areas of your life, including your work.

Free kidney-friendly recipe collection

Whether you fancy pasta, dal, burgers or hotpot, the Kidney Kitchen offers you hundreds of options that are delicious and approved by kidney dietitians. Enjoy!
Kidney-friendly recipes

Help and support

We offer a range of free services for kidney patients and their families. Contact us for advice and information by phone, email and online, or to connect with other people affected by kidney disease.

Mental health

Living with kidney disease can be challenging.

Wherever you are in your experience of kidney disease, we are here to support you with your mental health.
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