Support Category


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.

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,…

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…

Catheters & Accessories

A catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used as a management aid by people who cannot empty their bladder properly. There are three main types of catheters: Intermittent catheters…

Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injury nearly always affects control over the bladder and bowel. This is because the nerves controlling these internal organ are attached to the base of the spinal cord and then pass down through the cauda equina, the 'horse's…