Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

£200,000 funding for childhood continence project

  • Comment

A childhood continence project is to be given £200,000 to trial and develop new approaches to health and wellbeing, care services minister Paul Burstow said.

Bids for funding were submitted to the Department of Health by organisations in the voluntary sector, which set out the ways in which they could help their communities by making improvements to the care of vulnerable people.

Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC) was successful and will receive £200,000.

The funds will be used to support the ERIC Nurse Project, which will offer education and outreach to reduce the suffering that childhood continence problems can bring to young people, children and families.

Early intervention will be promoted by the project, which will act as a nationwide link between families, ERIC and statutory continence services.

The outcomes for young people and children who suffer with continence problems will be improved, which it is hoped will lead to healthier families, along with better wellbeing and social development for children.

Pressure on statutory services will be reduced by the project, and the health service and families will benefit via cost savings.

Director of ERIC, Jenny Perez, said: “For the first time ever, we will have an ERIC specialist continence nurse in the community providing support to the one in 12 children and young people suffering with continence problems.

“By promoting early intervention the project will make a dramatic difference to children and families suffering with continence problems in the pilot area.”


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs