Kidney Research UK
Kidney Research UK is the leading charity dedicated to research into kidney disease in the UK. We rely almost wholly on the generous donations of the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free of kidney disease.
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We have had over a decade’s experience in community outreach programmes in the UK, using our evidence-based and multi award-winning Peer Educator initiative.
We have worked with grassroots community organisations as well as statutory bodies (who have funded our work) to provide accredited training to people from the target community, called Peer Educators, to engage with their own communities and spread the word through building trust and rapport.
Our Peer Educators are sometimes people directly affected by the need for organ donation and are representatives of the target community in terms of language spoken, faith and culture as well as health and lived experience. We have run successful projects in London, Birmingham and currently in Scotland where we are managing a project, now in its fifth year, in partnership with and funded by the Scottish Government. We have worked in partnership with a range of BAME communities across the UK.