Wellbeing vouchers and financial support

 

Whether you’re a patient yourself or family member, knowing that there is someone out there who can support you, even in a small way can make a huge difference.

 

Kidney patients have worries that extend beyond their health. At Kidney Wales we are helping patients on a daily basis providing guidance, funding vital research, offering financial assistance and enabling access to specialist support. Aiming to alleviate worries, ensuring patients can focus fully on treatment and living their best life.

 

Over the years Kidney Wales have contributed to mobility scooter purchases and rentals, provided food vouchers, bought white goods, covered the cost of a house deep clean, paid towards patients rent, covered the cost of car repairs, paid towards utility bills, bought a bed and much more via our financial assistance grants.

Renal Social Worker Laura said “The Kidney Wales financial assistance grants mean so much to patients.  Knowing they are available to support when someone is really in need is so important.  Kidney Wales have been so flexible over the years and have supported patients with food vouchers, fridge/freezers when they have broken down, wellbeing vouchers and much more.  They respond quickly to grant requests and try to support in whatever way they can.  With the current situation with high fuel costs and household bills increasing this means more may need to access grants to help them through this difficult time.   Knowing these grants are there to help makes a big difference.“

 

If you are in a vulnerable position and you think Kidney Wales may be able to help, please reach out to your local renal social worker and they can begin the process of requesting support on your behalf.

 

Patients and families will not be able to claim without a social worker or health care professional completing our financial assistance form.

 

For more information please contact us using team@kidneywales.cymru

 


 

Welsh Social workers

https://www.kidneywales.cymru/about-kidney-disease/where-to-get-help/

 

Debt and financial guidance

 

 

 

 

Welsh Water

Register for their free Priority Service, https://www.dwrcymru.com/en/help-advice/priority-services   If you need water for home dialysis, letting Welsh Water know means that if your water supply is interrupted for any reason, they will make sure you are treated as a priority.

 

Western Power

Sign up for Western Powers free Priority Service Register.

https://www.westernpower.co.uk/customers-and-community/priority-services/benefits-of-being-on-our-register.  You’ll get extra support during a power cut if you need it. You are eligible if you are elderly, very ill or disabled, or rely on power for medical equipment.

 

Accessing benefits

https://gov.wales/claim-whats-yours

 


 

How can I support Kidney Wales?

  1. Be part of our 55th birthday campaign – fundraise £55 in May and be one of our 55 faces for 55 years
  2. Book a Volunteer Ambassador talk – our volunteer will talk to your school, company, community group about kidney disease and their lived experience. Book today, Email bethany@kidneywales.cymru
  3. Run for us – Join #TeamKW for the Cardiff10k or the Cardiff Half Marathon