If you’re having problems with incontinence, we recommend that you seek medical help but there are products and services available that can help you to cope.
Once you know the type of incontinence you have, you can start treatment to control the symptoms. Medical help, information and advice are available from your GP and from the NHS Continence Advisory Service, call 020 8714 4086. If you prefer not to go to your GP, you can visit a Continence Clinic. A number of useful products are available, such as waterproof mattresses, incontinence pads and male and female urine bottles. These are available to purchase in local care shops but if you’re diagnosed with incontinence you may be able to get them free.
For more information on incontinence, visit NHS Choices.
Age UK’s website has a useful section on incontinence which has links to factsheets explaining what help is available.
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
Visit the Bladder and Bowel Foundation website for more information, including a list of Continence Clinics.