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Speaking out helps me deal with IBS

Over 1 in 10 people in the UK are thought to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in the UK. It’s not really known what causes IBS but there are certain triggers such as emotional stress, sensitivities to certain food, a gut infection such…

How to save money on your healthcare

With many of us starting to become affected by the cost of living crisis, healthcare is one aspect of our lives that is both essential but can become costly. Around 14.5 million people are living in poverty in the UK, according to the…

Maintaining a Healthy Gut at Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time where we can celebrate with family and friends. It can also be very busy and exhausting which can negatively effect our gut. Here I am sharing a few hacks and ideas to make the holidays a little easier. This…

My Stoma gave me Freedom

Amy Davidson tells her incredible story of how she grew up with Hirschsprung's Disease and never let it stop her from living the life she'd always wanted. Despite the many challenges including ileostomy surgery, she has gained the ability…

Immune Boosting Tips

There are many practical ways to keep yourself safe, and it’s not all about vitamin C. Simple good habits such as hand washing and drinking plenty of water contribute greatly toward our general health, and are our bodies’ best defence…

Hearing from Businesses

In recent months we’ve been working to raise awareness of the issues faced by people living with bladder and bowel conditions with businesses and venues through a new initiative - the Just Can’t Wait toilet Scheme.  The scheme is designed…

Managing Your IBS at Home to Improve Quality of Life

AD This article is sponsored Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a function disorder of the gut and is thought to be a dysregulation between the gut and the brain. The symptoms of IBS are often an amplified response to changes in our…

Why Support the NEW Toilet Scheme?

We’ve developed a new scheme to help educate staff who work in the retail sector over how having a bladder or bowel condition can be debilitating and how Just Can’t Wait provides a lifeline to those in being able to leave the house more…

Community Survey

We strive to continually improve our understanding of our community and that includes what matters to you on a daily basis. How you experience is unique to you and can be debilitating - it can take over your life. So how do you cope each…

Urinary Tract Infections have ruled my life

Community member, Anna Somerville-Large has kindly shared her story with us about living with lifelong urinary tract infections and urinary retention. Despite living with chronic bladder issues, Anna has lived in all corners of the globe…