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September, 2017

Greta McMillan Exhibits Artwork at Porty Art Wall

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Our first ever Story of the Month was about an 83-year-old woman who completed the Great North Run in 2015, posted two years ago. Since then, we’ve shared a range of posts covering children’s autism stories, a Fashion Week red carpet debut, alpaca therapy, a wheelchair mobile disco,and much more. For September, we would like […]

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Alternative Suggestions for Promoting and Maintaining Continence

It is important that those with continence (bladder and/or bowel) problems or those who care for them, have access to professional help and advice and are signposted to their local services. Many continence problems are treatable. However, it may be that following a full assessment, alternative solutions for promoting and managing continence are identified as […]

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Finding the Right Continence Pad for Your Needs

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It is important if you need to use a continence pad for a bladder problem that you use one appropriate to your needs. The absorbency of pads varies to meet different levels of urinary leakage. The reasons people leak urine varies. Continence pads have the function of absorbing urine. When choosing a pad it is […]

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Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

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Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? Are you struggling with toilet training? Are you unsure whether your child is […]

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Popular Questions About Your Bladder and Bowel

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September is Urology Awareness Month and this week sees the start of Urology Week. The Bladder and Bowel UK helpline is often contacted by people looking for advice on a wide range of continence products and appliances, or for help regarding toilets and aids to assist individuals with toileting. Sometimes working out which continence product is […]

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Things You Might Not Know About Queen Alexandra College

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Queen Alexandra College (QAC) are exhibiting at Disabled Living’s Kidz to Adultz North event in November on stand V24. This guest blog explains what QAC do and how they might be able to help you. Queen Alexandra College is a National College for People with Disabilities based in Birmingham providing education, training and routes to […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to help children to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will need […]

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Are You Coming to See Newlife at Kidz to Adultz Scotland?

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Come and visit Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children at stand G13 to find out more about what we are doing to change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children throughout the UK. Every parent wants the best for their child; every health professional wants to help provide the best possible equipment they can […]

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Why We Love Lee Kingsberry’s Disco Wheelchair

Did you read last month’s Story of the Month? For August’s feature, we are sharing a story about Lee Kingsberry who has caught our eye this month. Lee is a man with cerebral palsy who wants to make a change. He doesn’t believe in a world where people should be stared at because they’re a wheelchair […]

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