From May 2017 we’re going to be known as Kidney Care UK
We’re changing our name to help more people with kidney disease
For more than 40 years we’ve supported kidney patients and their families, working hard to make sure no one faces kidney disease alone. We’ve helped thousands of people and we’re committed to helping even more people in the future; to do that we’re making some changes.
Over the past year we’ve spoken to hundreds of people, from kidney patients and their families, to healthcare professionals and local kidney patient associations. We’ve listened to the views of the people who support us, along with those we’ve helped.
The feedback you gave us was clear. Our current name and how we look isn’t working as well as it could be. You told us that our name could often be confusing, and for many people it was difficult to know what services we offer. So we’ve worked hard to make every part of what we do even better.
We’ve listened, and used all your views and ideas to come up with a name that will help us be the charity we want to be for kidney patients. The vast majority of you thought changing our name to Kidney Care UK was the best way to do this. The new name captures who we are without losing our heritage, and you thought it was a good name to change to.
Paddy Tabor, Chief Executive, adds: “At a time when kidney patients need us the most, we need to be clear and concise – the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity and the charity to turn to, providing the support you need, when you need it”.
Alongside the new name we’ll also be launching a new look, logo and website. All of these together will help us to reach more people raise more funds and enable us to support more kidney patients than ever before.
Over the next few months, you’ll begin to see our new name and our new look. We’re excited to share it with you, and excited to work with you all to help kidney patients take control of their lives, both now and in the years to come.