What We Do
The Bladder and Bowel Community is the UK wide service for people with bladder and bowel control conditions. We provide information and support services, including a managed online support group, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.
Officially formed in June 2008 the organisation incorporates the objectives and missions of Incontact (National Action on Incontinence formed in 1989) and the Continence Foundation, which closed in May 2008.
With an estimated 14 million people in the UK with a bladder control problem and 6.5 million with a bowel control problem that has a negative impact on quality of life, our work is vital if we are to change the way in which patients are helped and supported.
Our Vision and Aims
Our mission is to inspire change and create opportunities to enable people with bladder and bowel control problems to have a voice and equal choice
We aim to:-
- Raise awareness of bladder and bowel control problems amongst the general public and healthcare professionals.
- Give access to information and support regarding the treatments, products and services for people with these conditions.
Ultimately we work towards making a real difference to the lives of those affected by bladder and bowel control problems, and delivering the kind of services that will meet the needs of those people affected by these issues.
Information & Services
We believe in listening to the needs of people affected by bladder and bowel conditions and providing advice and support to patients by means of the support group and wider information and dedicated services.
Bladder & Bowel Community works in partnership with professional organisations in the field to ensure that everyone who needs help and support gets free access to all the services that are available.
We provide information and support regarding treatments, products and clinical services so that people with these conditions are then able to make an educated and informed choice about their care.
The Community also works closely with healthcare professionals, providing information and support materials for patients to improve standards of management and care. We believe all patients should get effective modern help, which will enable them to enjoy a greater quality of life.
For more information on any of the above topics or services, or to contact us directly please email [email protected].