Our mission every day is to make life easier for kidney patients and their families.
For 40 years, BKPA has been providing direct support for kidney patients and working hard to improve health and care services across the UK.
We provide support to around 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants, providing practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. We’re here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.
Patient Welfare Grants
Patients who are struggling financially can apply to BKPA for personal grants with the help of a health professional. Find out more >
Support, Advice and Guidance
- We have lots of information for patients or maybe it’s more about needing someone to listen.
- Our trained Advocacy Officers are ready to help with local issues around treatment choice, patient transport and benefit concerns. Find out more >
- Our counselling support team offers free telephone counselling from Monday-Thursday on Tel 01420 541424 Find out more >
Holidays and respite breaks
We provide grants for those unable to fund a holiday or short break away from the monotony of kidney disease, as well as supporting Dialysis Swap – a UK scheme to help patients find dialysis away from base. Find out more >
Supporting Kidney Units
We work hard to make a difference to health services and patient care. Our hospital grants fund essential psyco-social staff as well as improving facilities and care. Find out more >
In partnership with the British Renal Society we fund patient-centred research that will make a practical difference to care in hospitals in the short term. BRS Website >
We work at a national and government level to improve health and care services for kidney patients. Everything we do is about ensuring that the patient voice is at the heart of national decision-makings. We have a Patient Advisory Group which actively supports us in all our work.
Our small administrative team at BKPA are all trained to help answer your queries and signpost you on to additional sources of information as appropriate. We have our own library of information leaflets, skilled Advocates for advice on local issues and experienced counsellors who offer telephone support.
Call us: 01420 541424