Support Category

Support

You’ll discover a number of pages for the different levels of support necessary for those with bladder or bowel conditions to live a full and happy life.

If you’d like to know how you or a loved one could be affected when it comes to travel, we offer advice on travelling with confidence and how best to deal with travel insurance, and the best way to acquire a suitable, and affordable, policy.

If you’ve been a victim of discrimination because of your condition, you can find advice on what to do on our incontinence and discrimination page. Likewise, you can find practical advice on what to do if you or someone you know is being abused or neglected in care. The practical advice page also covers topics such as VAT reduced continence products and where to buy them from, welfare benefits and Personal Independence Payments.

You’ll also find advice and support for often lesser-talked about, but no less important, issues such as dealing with your emotions, and how to negotiate sexual relationships with a bladder or bowel condition.

If you’re a carer, and need some advice on how best to help a family member or friend with their condition, read our carer support page. You’ll find information on how to manage continence problems indoors, and when out of the house.

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…

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. Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled people and…

World Continence Week

World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative managed and run by the International Continence Society (ICS).  It's primary aim is to raise awareness of incontinence related issues. Vision of World Continence Week Globally…

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. NICE produces…

Coping with your Emotions

Understanding why incontinence affects you emotionally can help you learn to feel better about yourself, to tackle your bladder or bowel problem more positively, and to relate to those close to you more easily. Are you the only person with…

Carers support

Caring for a relative or friend who has a bladder or bowel problem may not be easy. It is likely to have a big emotional and physical impact for the person you care for and can also have an emotional impact on you. If you are caring for…

Incontinence and emotions

Understanding why incontinence affects you emotionally can help you learn to feel better about yourself, to tackle your bladder or bowel problem more positively, and to relate to those close to you more easily. Are you the only person with…

Sexual relationships

Loving, caring relationships are important for everyone – and many want these to develop into sexual relationships. For everyone, these relationships are a source of happiness and sadness, joy and disappointment, anxiety and pleasure,…

Travelling with confidence

It can be difficult enough having to cope with on-going bladder or bowel problems when you’re in the comfort of your own home, but what should you do if you want to go on holiday? The first thing to remember is there is no real reason why…

Practical advice

When you have been diagnosed with a bladder or bowel problem there will be many questions running through your mind. You may remember to ask your health professional the most obvious ones but in case you’re left searching and more…