Coronavirus Update - 24/03/2020:

Rest assured that we are working tirelessly to fulfil your orders and are doing our very best to serve you in these difficult times. Due to the unprecedented demand, delivery times are likely to be longer as couriers are experiencing significant increases across their networks. We have therefore temporarily removed the next day delivery option from our shopping basket and ask that all our customers bear with us as we go through these challenging times. You will receive your order, it will just be a little delayed.

As one of the largest suppliers of incontinence products in the UK we do have adequate stocks. However, we do ask that our valued customers just order to their normal levels to ensure there is enough to fairly go around.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Best wishes & stay safe

Functional Incontinence


What is Functional Incontinence?

Functional Incontinence


Functional incontinence is the inability to reach the toilet in time because of the difficulties caused by physical or mental illness. The loss of urine can vary, from small leakages to full emptying of the bladder (or bowel if faecal incontinence is experienced).



What causes Functional Incontinence?

There are a number of causes of functional incontinence. Functional incontinence is more common in the elderly as many of these causes are such as confusion, dementia, poor eyesight, impaired mobility and poor dexterity are those which affect people increasingly with age.

Functional incontinence might also be caused by an unwillingness to use the toilet due to depression or anxiety.

Functional incontinence might also occasionally occur where there is no apparent medical problem. For example a person may recognise the need to urinate but are unable to do so because there is no toilet or suitable alternative nearby or access to a toilet is restricted or prohibited and the person reaches a stage where they are no longer able to refrain from urination or defecating and an involuntary movement takes place. Excessive alcohol consumption may also cause episodes of incontinence.


How can I manage Functional Incontinence?

If functional incontinence is causes by a lack of mobility or dexterity it is important to aid the person with a regular toileting plan. Small steps such as ensuring a bed is at the correct height to help standing, and placing a bed/chair in a place where toilet access is straightforward may also assist.

If the condition is cause is confusion, dementia or poor eyesight then clearly signposting where the toilet is in addition may also assist.

If travelling outside the home then knowing the location of toilet stops on route will also be useful.