Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. We provide advice and information on a wide range of topics for people in later life – such as benefits, care, housing, employment and health – through our Age UK Advice line‚ publications and online.
Age UK information guides
The following pages may be helpful if you have incontinence problems.
Age UK factsheets
You can download these from the Age UK website or call Age UK Advice on 0800 169 65 65 to ask for a free copy.
The following organisations can provide information about incontinence and related issues and may also offer emotional support to individuals and their carers.
The Alzheimers Society
Offers advice, information and support to people with dementia, their families and carers through its helpline and local branches.
Tel: 0845 300 0336
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation
Provides a range of resources for people with bladder and bowel problems. Runs a national helpline, offering confidential advice from a specialist nurse. You can order the booklets and factsheets over the phone, or sign up as a registered supporter (you must donate a minimum of £10 for a year's access) to download them from the website or to search for a continence clinic.
Helpline: 0845 345 0165
Charity offering a free information and advice service for carers.
Tel: 0808 808 7777
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
Charity offering support and advice to people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBS). Produces information sheets which are available to download for free. Also has a national helpline that people with Crohn’s and Colitis can call and get support from other patients.
Tel: 0845 130 3344
The official government website, providing information on public services including state benefits, health services and support for carers.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Charity which offers emotional and practical support to people diagnosed with MS and their families and carers.
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
Government website offering free health advice. Its A-Z provides information on a range of illnesses and conditions. You can also use the online incontinence self-assessment tool and visit the Living with incontinence section.
Charity which runs a helpline staffed by nurses, produces information sheets and other publications and has a network of local support groups.
Helpline: 0808 800 0303
Independent research charity offering product advice and reviews of products for older and disabled people.
The Stroke Association
Charity which provides information and advice to people who have suffered a stroke and their families, including information on incontinence after a stroke.
Helpline: 0303 303 3100