You are never on your own

With KKPA you have a team of people working for you to help in any way we can & if we can't help, we can certainly point you in the right direction. We are in this together!

We would like to introduce you to Caroline Young . . .

Hi, my name is Caroline Young and I am the Patient Advocacy and Support Officer for Kidney Care UK covering the South East. I am a kidney patient myself, diagnosed as a teenager, my kidneys failed many years later in 2014 and I was lucky enough to receive a transplant in December 2016.

 

Following my transplant I joined Kidney Care UK. Within my role, I aim to give my fellow patients the confidence and knowledge to manage their condition and live a good life. I give support and advice on patient grants, benefits, housing, social support and treatment options. I am not medically trained and do not give specific individual treatment advice, your kidney doctors/nurses will do that. I also liaise with other agencies helping give patients their voice and signpost to better suited support when appropriate.

 

2020 has been a very tough year for everyone, if you have something that I may be able to assist with, be it emotional, practical or financial welfare, or something that is causing you unnecessary stress, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Stay home, stay safe!

Caroline Young, Patient Support and Advocacy Officer, Kidney Care UK

Email: caroline.young@kidneycareuk.org Telephone: 01732 469918

Benefits

One of the biggest factors which influences patients’ (and carers) lives, other than treatment and transport, is the constant battle to attain benefits. For help & advice click HERE

Financial support

We know that life can be hard when you’re coping with a long term condition like kidney disease and it can affect your ability to work and to live life to the full. For help & advice click HERE

Keeping your home warm

If you have kidney disease, or have had a transplant, it is important that you keep well when in your own home. For help & advice click HERE

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