Help & Information Category

Help & Information

If you’re affected by a bladder or bowel condition or would like to find out more about what we offer, we’re here to make sure you get the help and information you need.

The Bladder & Bowel Community provide over 60 downloadable resources, such as frequency charts, the Bristol Stool Chart, bladder and bowel diaries, and pelvic floor exercises, to name but a few.

You’ll also find a section on how best to support yourself on topics such as travel, sexual relationships, and emotions, and accessing a Just Can’t Wait Card to help you when you’re out and about. There is also a document specifically for those supporting their loved ones, along with a number of stories from patients and carers who have been in similar situations to your own and found the Bladder and Bowel Community a valuable resource.

If you’d like to find out more on the Bladder and Bowel Community, you can do so by browsing the About Us section. Here, you can get to know the team and how we plan on consistently improving our services.

We aim to enable people to live their lives as they wish. With these resources, we hope you or your loved one can take another step in their journey to a higher quality of life.

Downloads

You will see below our current range of information sheets, which offer information on a range of subjects associated with bladder and bowel problems. They include information on products to help manage your symptoms, surgery options,…

Travel Insurance – Pre-Existing Conditions

If you have a disability, or you've had a serious medical condition in the past you're likely to be quoted ludicrously high prices for travel insurance by most insurers. This guide explains how you can find affordable travel cover if you…

FREE Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card

Access the Universally Recognised Digital Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card Online for FREE Order the original toilet access card from the Bladder and Bowel Community today. We use the universally acknowledged W.C. signage, giving you the…

Frequency Volume Chart

A Frequency Volume Chart records the volumes voided as well as the time of each visit to the toilet, both during the day and night. Download your chart below, and please see the guidelines for use.In order to get the most out of your…

High Fibre Foods for your Diet

A high fibre and fluid diet is a healthy diet and is suitable for all the family. However, if constipation is a result of Colitis or Crohn’s disease, increasing fibre intake could have a detrimental effect, so it’s best to discuss this with…

Lifestyle, Fluids And Diet

There are some general lifestyle changes that you could make which may help to alleviate your symptoms. As well as following a healthy diet, you should try to take some form of regular exercise. If you have stress incontinence it may be…

Pelvic Floor Exercises

What Are The Pelvic Floor Muscles? The pelvic floor muscles are layers of muscle stretched like a hammock from the pubic bone at the front to the bottom of the backbone (coccyx). In men there are two openings through the pelvic floor -…

History of The Bladder & Bowel Community

On January 11th, 1989, a small gathering of like-minded individuals met at St Pancras Hospital, London. This group comprised of eight healthcare professionals, six people with continence problems, two informal carers and one representative…

Incontinence and Discrimination

On 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). However, the Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply. According to the House of Commons Library, there are 14.6 million people in…