Tyneside Renal Patients Welfare Fund

Tyneside Kidney Patients Association


Tyneside Kidney Patients Association provides funding for the Tyneside Renal Patients Welfare Fund. It was established to support renal patients in the Tyneside area by giving emergency financial help when this cannot be accessed from any other source.


The Renal Social Workers at the Freeman Hospital independently manage the fund on behalf of Tyneside Kidney Patients Association. They allocate grants to those patients who in their professional judgement are in need of help from the fund.

The Renal Patients Welfare Fund is run in this hands-off way so that no member of Tyneside Kidney Patients Association has any influence on the allocation of grants or has any knowledge of which patients have received any grants from the fund.

At the end of each financial year the Renal Social Workers provide an anonymised report to the charity showing the number and value of grants issued in the year and the general nature of the support given so that the charity can account for this expenditure.

The role and contact details of the Renal Social Workers can be viewed by clicking here.