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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
If you’re a kidney patient struggling to make ends meet we can help you. We provide personal grants to help pay for – Domestic costs, Household items, Travel expenses, Higher education / training / qualifications.
Who is eligible
Our personal grants are available to -Dialysis patients and families on low income, Transplant patients and those receiving conservative care, if health and quality of life is being seriously affected by your renal condition.
What we can fund
Domestic costs: we can help with some domestic bills such as car insurance and tax, heating costs and rent. We may also help with the purchase of domestic goods like washing machines, beds and carpets.
Travel costs: we may be able to help with travel costs to your hospital if you have to travel a long way and have no support from your unit. We don’t help with travel costs for ongoing dialysis.
Further education and training: we may be able to cover the cost of university or college fees, IT equipment for education and give support for courses enabling return to work.
Applying for a grant Please read our Applying for financial aid guide 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 contacting Kidney Care UK.