Have your say on continence concerns!

Did you know more than 20 million people in the UK (almost a third of our population) have issues with continence (wee and poo), but hardly anyone talks about it?
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We want to change that. We are working with Selby District AVS, Second Chance Ostomy Yorkshire, Everyday Enable, Tadcaster Volunteer Cars and Services Association, and North Yorkshire County Council to investigate all things continence.

We are focusing on continence for adults and want to hear from you whether you have experienced issues or not.

We want to know:

  • What information would help you talk about continence issues with healthcare professionals, friends, family or others
  • What information would help you to identify if you have an issue
  • If you have had problems, what support and treatment did you get and did it help? This could be via your GP or specialist community or hospital services
  • What is missing and what support would you like to see?
  • What services are working
  • What else should we be investigating?

Our findings will form the basis of a report and recommendations to get us talking about continence, to improve services across North Yorkshire, but also to ensure support is there for people experiencing problems but also their family and friends.

Help us start more continence conversations:

For people who have experienced continence (wee and poo) issues: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y9J7CK3

For people how have had a child: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYM2LHT

For people who haven’t experienced any problems: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y2RK7MB

Talk to us one-to-one

Get in touch with Ruth to share your experience and ideas.
Email ruth.stockdale@hwny.co.uk or call 07458 301393

Invite us to talk to your group

Contact Ruth (details above) to arrange for us to come and talk to your group about continence issues and help us break down barriers!

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You can help make health and care services better by sharing your experiences and ideas.

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