Kidney Care UK
Kidney Care UK are the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity.
Based in England, they provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants. They provide practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services for thousands of kidney patients and their families every year.
Their project, Kidney Care UK Money & Energy Advice Service, has been created to target vulnerable kidney patients in fuel poverty, and those facing fuel poverty. It will expand and deepen Kidney Care UK’s existing work supporting kidney patients, providing new subject matter expertise within their Patient Services team.
Kidney Care UK Money & Energy Advisors will work alongside their Patient Support & Advocacy Officers and Patient Grants Officers, providing specialist money and energy support within the framework of a deep understanding of and empathy towards the experiences and requirements of kidney patients.
Activities will include creating budget plans, completing income maximisation checks and benefit claims, carrying out energy supply switching exercises and Home Energy Surveys.