Resources for Carers

When you have kidney failure life also changes for your family and friends

The role of the carer can change through the journey of a kidney patient from trying to understand what kidney failure means emotionally and practically, how to support the patient if they go onto dialysis and what their role is if the patient is fortunate to receive a transplant.

There are many difficulties facing you and we have selected a number of useful links which show what help is available to support carers and patients to lessen the fear of the unknown.

Remember that staff in the Renal Unit are very aware of the difficulties surrounding renal failure and they will support both you, the carer, as well as the person you are caring for. There is also a renal clinical counsellor and renal social worker who you or your carer can speak to.

Useful Links

A guide to financial support

Everything you need to know about your kidneys and healthcare

General advice for Carers

Comprehensive information about all aspects of renal failure