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We provide Peer Support Services, we train kidney patients and/or their carers to give advice and support to their peers who are new to kidney failure or are looking for further advice and support as they establish changes in their lives or require further emotional support accessed from our Counselling Service. At present this service is run from Swansea, working with People and Places, the Health Boards and Welsh Renal Networks, we are about to commence the service in Cardiff to support patients in South West & East Wales and our aim is for this service to be offered to all patients in Wales.
Our Peer Support Services will provide kidney patients with a hub of information, advice and support through:
• Peer Mentoring
• Counselling Service
• On-line Forum
• Telephone Care Line
• An all encompassing signposting service through partnership with local community groups and organisations that can provide the patient with services that will improve their quality of life
• Welfare advice
• A patient grant application process
• Educational talks throughout Wales
• Staff resources
We support projects that benefit a kidney patient's wellbeing promoting physical exercise and socialising with peers. We fund various wellbeing projects including an annual activity weekend for children and youths with chronic and end stage kidney disease; Christmas & New Year day out for children with chronic and end stage kidney disease and their families; funding patients to take part in transplant games. It is our goal to support more patients to get active and improve their quality of life through fitness and as a result take part in the transplant games annually.