ERIC The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity

ERIC The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people with continence problems (daytime wetting, night-time wetting, constipation, soiling and toilet training).

Childhood continence problems are more common than people realise: 1 in 12 children suffer with one and the emotional impact on their lives can be considerable.  For many of the children and families who struggle to cope with these distressing conditions, ERIC is the only place they can come to for support, understanding and the information they need. We directly support over 260,000 children and families and health professionals each year and indirectly help many more.

Activities

A major part of our work is our confidential Helpline service for parents, carers and families. Our small team of expert advisors have been trained by healthcare professionals to provide up-to-date information and support on a wide range of continence issues. All information is based on guidelines produced by NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The Helpline offers advice, information and support, but not medical treatment or care.

We also provide information and training for professionals and sell a range of continence products and books in our online shop. 

Current opportunities

As a Helpline Advisor you will be responding to enquiries from parents and carers by phone and email about managing their children's continence...