The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA) is a well established charity working to improve the quality of life for adults and children with kidney disease.
- Information and advice for those with kidney disease
- Grants to help patients and families with kidney disease, cover the costs of domestic bills, hospital travel, education and holidays
- Financial support to kidney units throughout the UK to help improve kidney services and patient care
What makes us different from other charities is the level of financial support that we can give to patients, families and kidney units during times of financial difficulty. The charity was founded in 1975 by Elizabeth Ward, the mother of a young kidney patient.
The BKPA Counselling and Support Service is now in its 4th year and judging by the increasing number of callers, the service continues to offer much needed help and support to patients and their friends and families. The service which runs two days a week on Tuesday and Wednesday, gives patients and relatives the chance to talk to a trained counsellor about personal issues that are related to kidney disease. The service is free and can be accessed by any patients.
Please contact us or visit our website for further information.