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Carer’s consultation - how can support be improved?

The Department of Health has recognised that it’s time to create a new strategy for carers, who look after family members, friends, neighbours with their long-term health needs. They say “Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members and many rightly take pride in providing essential support for those close to them. Caring for others should not be to the detriment of the carer’s own health and wellbeing and carers can receive support in a number of ways – including from social services, the NHS, or the benefit system.

The kidney community knows very well that supporting people with kidney disease, for example with dialysis at home, is a vital plank in kidney care and that carers need support, recognition and thanks for what they do. We will be responding to this consultation which closes on 31st July. If you would like to contribute to the BKPA response please give us your comments, either by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our Facebook support group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBKPA/

It’s a simple question but it can have a lot of different answers – how can we improve support for carers?

If you would like to give your comments directly, here is the link:

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