History of The Bladder & Bowel Community

On January 11th, 1989, a small gathering of like-minded individuals met at St Pancras Hospital, London. This group comprised of eight healthcare professionals, six people with continence problems, two informal carers and one representative of the continence care industry. They suggested three aims for this new team to work toward:

  1. Provide practical advice and support for patients.
  2. 让公众意识到这些问题。
  3. Campaign for more recognition and adequate services.

And thus, National Action on Incontinence (NAOI) was born.

Formation of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation June 2008

The charity was officially formed in June 2008 and launched on 15th September 2008. It incorporated the objectives and missions of two charities, Incontact and the Continence Foundation, which closed in May 2008.

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) has been the UK’s largest, non-profit making, advocacy charity providing help, information and support for people with bladder and bowel problems. Unfortunately, the charity was forced to close in 2016.

September 2016 – A New Beginning for the Bladder and Bowel Community

随着B&BF于2016年7月22日正式关闭,这个至关重要的、由社区驱动的支持网络似乎将永远消失。

Determined not to let this happen, we stepped in, securing the funding to form the Bladder & Bowel Community Support Network. Thankfully we managed to secure the website in order to maintain the community that plays host to over one million visitors each year.

今天,膀胱和肠道疾病变得越来越普遍,不仅在成年人中,而且在儿童中。在英国,有650万人患有某种肠道疾病,估计有1400万人患有某种膀胱疾病。鉴于我们的医疗问题是禁忌的,这个社区缺乏发言权。这个社区的最终目标是创造一个空间,让我们的用户的关注和经验可以被听到,并转化为公众的意识。

新的,公正的,独立的膀胱和肠道社区有一个焦点-你。

膀胱和肠道社区现在作为一个企业运作,我们的新团队完全致力于为我们的社区工作。我们希望成为提供支持的头号场所,同时也提高亟需的意识,不仅是关于与膀胱和肠道疾病相关的医疗问题,还包括它如何影响我们的生活。我们还致力于教育更广泛的社区,以便更好地了解我们的条件。

Our mission is to continue to support and empower the community in the following ways:

  • By giving you the tools and information you need to live a healthy lifestyle- such as nutritional advice, fitness tips and delicious recipes!
  • 建立一个图书馆,收集影响我们社区的每一种疾病的信息。
  • Keeping you up to date with the goings on and upcoming events in our community.
  • 确保你随时了解膀胱和肠道社区最新的令人兴奋的发展。