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Bladder & Bowel UK - Disabled Living UK


Part of the charity Disabled Living UK, BBUK provide information and advice for adults, children and young people with bladder and bowel problems. Our helpline is accessible to patients, health care professionals and anyone who requires further information or support.


Bladder and bowel problems are very common but are often not discussed. This makes it difficult to seek help. Many people believe that problems are a natural part of early childhood and older adulthood. However, it is important to know that they can affect anyone at any stage in life, they may be related to other medical problems, to disabilities, or may occur in people who are otherwise well. Regardless of the cause, there is a wide choice of treatments, products and management options that can help.


Who is this aimed at?

Our aim is to raise awareness of continence from a national perspective, whilst supporting patients and professionals to improve the quality of life for sufferers of bladder and bowel problems. We can help with information about services, practical solutions and product advice in a friendly a personal manner.


The Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) team aims to improve awareness and solutions to bladder and bowel problems across the nation. We offer a range of resources and leaflets, continence supplies online, a directory of bladder and bowel products, free confidential advice via our Bladder & Bowel UK helpline, and training days for healthcare professionals.


Opening hours

This support is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.



This support is free, there is no cost.


How to get involved 

Bladder & Bowel UK have a national confidential helpline, staffed by a team of specialist nurses and a product information adviser. They can give specialist advice on bladder and bowel health issues, continence promotion and options for managing incontinence, as well as signposting to local services.


If you have any queries or seek support please call 0161 214 4591 or email


Contact details


Phone: 0161 214 4591


For further information

Visit the Bladder & Bowel UK website

Visit the Bladder & Bowel UK Facebook page

Visit the Bladder & Bowel UK Twitter





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