How To Get Free Nappies for Adults and Children From The NHS

Posted by Will 01/07/2016 30 Comment(s)

How to get free nappies on the NHS

We are writing this article because of the high numbers of phone calls we get from desperate people looking for financial assistance. A common phone call might be about a child who no longer fits into normal baby nappies, or about a relative who has suffered an accident or illness.

The process for getting free nappies is slightly different for adults and children. We will start with children.

 


 

Free Children’s Nappies

There are quite a few things you need to think about once you have made the decision to try and get nappies for your child given to you by the NHS. Every Primary Care Trust (PCT) in the country has its own guidelines they need to follow, and you need to prepare yourself for the possibility that your child may not qualify at the time you ask for help.

The first thing you will need to do is have a meeting with some of your local healthcare professionals. A good place to start is your GP, who can give you a referral to your local district nurse or a continence advisor. These are specialist nurses who are experts in continence. Sometimes you might be able to get an appointment at an NHS continence service to see a continence advisor without a referral.

One of these criteria is the age of your child, and they will usually need to be above a certain age before they can even be considered for free nappies. This age changes from place to place but is usually 3, 4, or 5. Unfortunately we are hearing more and more about health trusts raising their age limit to 5 when it had been lower before.

Sometimes your child might need to be receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to get nappies for free, and in some cases your local trust may not have any scheme set up for free nappies; instead they can help you with treatment and potty training or can advise you on where are the best places to buy nappies privately.

Living in an area with a complete lack of a scheme is rare, but be aware that wherever you are you will more than likely find quite harsh restrictions on the number of free nappies you can get. This once again varies depending on where you live and on the needs of your child (such as if they only have accidents at night or in the day) but you can probably only expect at maximum an average of 4 or 5 nappies per day.

You will have little or no choice in the brand of nappy you can get and they are often clearly the cheaper type of product. Since the nappies are free a lot of people are happy to receive any help they can get but this can cause problems if, for instance, your child has an allergy which is triggered by the nappy. We have heard of cases where this has happened, and although it is possible to get a different product as a replacement, if this different nappy in more expensive they will be more strictly rationed.

Some trusts are faster than others at getting all the referrals and assessments together. The typical amount of time you might have to wait is probably around 3 months from making contact with your doctor to getting your first shipment. It can be faster.

In some cases the criteria are very strict and you might be denied help or find that the products supplied are not good enough. You can attempt to fight this but very often they won’t change their position. Many of our customers have come to us because of this situation.

 


 

Free Adult Nappies

Like with free children’s nappies on the NHS, getting products for adults involves meeting lots of different criteria in your local trust’s guidelines. These will probably include the need for you to have already got advice or an assessment from your GP or a continence advisor, and sometimes it might be necessary for you to have undergone or be in the process of a treatment plan. Some trusts will only provide free products in the case of severe or long-term incontinence.

One of the reasons for needing people to have tried different options before resorting to nappies or pads is that treatments such as bladder training can often remove the need for these products. Also, if your incontinence is caused by an underlying condition, it is extremely important that the treatment for this condition takes priority.

If you manage to get an allowance of free nappies from your PCT, you will find that (like with children) there will be restrictions on the number you can be given. You should receive the amount that your need requires, but unfortunately things don’t work out that way. Because of this, it is important to let your healthcare professionals. Either face to face, or via the Patient Advice and Liaison Service, these people need to know if you are not getting as many products as you need. This may not have an immediate effect but it is the only way they can see how widespread the problem is.

A lot of people find it necessary to buy their own products for a number of reasons. They might be on a waiting list for a referral, be going through treatment for an underlying condition or they might simply be buying extra products to make up the numbers if their free supply isn’t enough. Like with children you will have no choice in the brand of products and their quality might vary quite a lot.

 


 

Problems Accessing Continence Services

Apart from these problems we have mentioned to do with the user’s eligibility or the supply issues that come from the level of funding and demand that these products get, there are other things that you might need to know if you are thinking of trying to get nappies free on the NHS.

If you do manage to get your free nappies, they will usually be delivered in bulk to you. The time of delivery might not fit your schedule, and the minimum time before you are allowed to order a refill could be in the region of 2 months. At 4 or 5 nappies a day, a 2 month supply can take an awful lot of room so this is something to keep in mind.

Some people also find that the only products available to them are either unsuitable for their needs (but not unsuitable enough to let them have an alternative) or that their medical needs change between doctor’s visits.

Because the majority of the people who need incontinence products are small children, elderly or differently-abled, the available products are geared towards these people and we are often asked for products that fit a more active lifestyle since the NHS doesn’t fill that need. In short, the system we have in this country at the moment doesn’t let people very easily get the products they need.

 


 

Buying Nappies From A Private Supplier

If you can get incontinence products for free from the NHS then why do we exist?

  • We have a wide range of products so can often supply something that is more suitable for a particular person's needs.
  • We can deliver next day if you have run out of your usual supply.
  • We can supply higher quality products that you might prefer to use.
  • Some of our products are not available for free on the NHS (such as washable bed pads).
  • We listen to your needs and recommend only the right products for you.
  • If your allocated NHS supply isn't enough we can sell top-ups

Why not test our knowledge and give us a call on 01636 30 20 50

NHS Choices Free Incontinence Products

Quick Guide

  1. See Your GP for a referral to the NHS continence service
  2. Be assessed for your level of need and eligibility
  3. Be offered a choice of suitable products (sometimes)
  4. If approved, start receiving deliveries of your products
  5. Be regularly reassessed

Notes

  • Not everyone is entitled to free products in all areas
  • It can take up to 3 months for your free supply to start
  • Sometimes products are not adequate
  • Some areas are very restrictive in the number of produts they supply - you might not get enough
  • Be prepared to fight to get what you need - speak to PALS (Patient Advice Liaison Service) if you have issues

30 Comment(s)

Nuzhat:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hello, I would like to know where I could get free nappies for my son who is 5 . He has more problems at night wetting himself. I live in St. Albans I'm not sure where to go. Thankyou

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Nuzhat You probably aren't entitled to free nappies for bedwetting as this is pretty normal and is not usually considered an illness. If you speak to your GP they will be able to refer you to a continence advisor if you qualify. This is how you get free nappies. If your child has no disabilities though they will most likely not give you give nappies. If you don't want to use nappies any more then have a look at our blog post about nappy free nights here: https://www.everynappy.co.uk/bedwetting-without-nappies-guide Thanks for your comment! Will

Rita Boshoff:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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One of our staff member's husband is diagnosed with Guillaume Barre Syndrome. He has been hospitalized for the last 4 months and is now in rehab. He has no income. They are also not on a medical aid. Her salary must now pay her bond, car, schoolfees, food etc as well as the rehab. He used to have a catheter in hospital but now in the rehab they use nappies for him. She is currently buying the nappies at Clicks but it is very expensive. Is there any possibility that she can be helped with free nappies or even nappies at a cost price. He use a size Large. The average usage is between 3 to 5 per day. Your reply and assistance will be highly appreciated. Thanks Rita

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Rita Thank you for taking the time to comment on our article. We have written you an email. Thanks Will

John:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Is there anyway u could help me. I was hit by a car aged 5 and my body locks up and my movements nit as good as it used to be I have health aid and I get some Off doctor but it's not enough to meet my needs I wear 24/7 sizes m

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi John All of our incontinence products are available in size medium (except the children's and bariatric products). Please give us a call and we can guide you through the range. Kind Regards Every Nappy

joshua:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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hi my 6 y old son need nappies can u help me

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Joshua Steve sent you an email, I hope the samples he sent were suitable for you. Please let us know if you need any more information. Thanks Will

Michelle Mack:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi. I care for my 90 year old grandfather who is severely incontinent. I am using "pull up" nappies for him at the moment (which I buy myself). These are expensive. I am trying to get help from the NHS but although willing to help, they tell me I can only get help with pads or a wrap around type. My grandfather is very awkward so the wrap around is not an option & the pad would not enough! Help please. Thanks

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Michelle While I can't offer specific advice for you, I can tell you that we offer pull-up pants at extremely reasonable prices, so you might be able to save some money: http://www.everynappy.co.uk/incontinence-pants/molicare-mobile-incontinence-pants Secondly, if you think the provision that the NHS is trying to make for you isn't up to standard (and that's how we get most of our customers) then you can speak to PALS, the Patient Advice Liaison Service. They will offer you the course for redress so that they can reconsider your grandfather's case. They can't help in all cases, but it's the first port of call. I wish you the very best of luck getting the products you need. Thank you for commenting Will

Naz:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi please can you help my I have a five year old who has autism is none verbal and is potty trained but needs to wear nappies at night as now he's getting older nappies are smaller also wet through the night so he has broken sleep were he is awak most of the night trying to back to sleep. How could I get the nappies from I live in birmingham thank

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Naz We have sent you an email! We advised that you book an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral to your local continence services. We also linked to our nappies that you can buy. Thanks! Will

Mark:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hello, my 86 year old friend was allowed home from hospital today. Whilst in, he was bed ridden and using nappies. He has been sent home with a care package, but no mention has been made of any nappies. If he needed them in hospital, surely they should be provided now? Advise please. Mark

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Mark Unfortunately the hospitals sometimes don't speak to the local authority about this kind of thing. The supplies from the hospital are not related to supplies in the community at all, they are different departments. Really, when the care package was specified they should have involved the local continence team. What your friend needs is a referral from their GP to the local continence team. They will then assess him and decide which products to provide him with. Some authorities are much better than others, but it can take up to 3 months to get this provision in place. Possibly you can talk to PALS, the Patient Advice Liaison Service if you think things are moving too slowly. In the meantime, before the free supply starts your friend can buy nappies from us. Please call 01636 30 20 50 for advice about which products to choose or to place an order. I hope this is helpful, I'm sorry that it's not great news. Thanks for commenting Will

Ros russell:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hello, wonder if u can help. My daughter is about to turn 3 and I have been advised by my OT that's she would be allegible for free nappies, she has a diagnoses of BWS and also has chromo deletion which her genetics think maybe causing Her developmental delay, she has high components DLA and is Non verbal, she also doesn't walk but bum shuffles, so at times her bottom can get sore. Is there anyway I can have a sample of the type of nappy I would get, to see whether it would be suitable? Many Thanks Ros

Will Samuels:
04/07/2016, 04:21:06 PM

Hi RosJust going through our blog comments and noticed that nobody got back to you!Please accept my apologies.Yes, certainly we can send some samples, I've sent you and email to request more information.Thanks for commentingWill

Iulia:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi my mum is 63 years old in 2011 she was having a Stoke .she can walk with a stick but since then she is doing poo and urine on pants .can you tell me please if she can gate free nappies and pads.

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

I don't know whether she would be eligible or not, but the NHS criteria will assess each patient on their level of need, so I imagine it would be fine. You need to book an appointment with your GP and get a referral to your local continence team.

Derek:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

If you go se your doctor I do think you would get pads or pants but she may have to go and have some tests but there not to bad as I had tests after my strokes and got them but it will take a bit of time

amanda:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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my son samuel is 3 and recently been diagnosed as Autistic he is non verbal ( using PECS) and is no where near ready for potty training and will be starting school next september...... how do i go abouts getting nappies as he'll be growing out of size 6's very soon thank you

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Amanda If you have spoken to your GP or continence team and they tell you that you are not yet entitled to free nappies then you will have to buy them yourself. We have a range of nappies for children, if you need help choosing please give us a call! Please copy and paste this link to see our children's incontinence section or follow the link on the top right of the menu. https://www.everynappy.co.uk/childrens-incontinence-products Thanks!

Jyoti:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi! Amanda You can request the health visitor to arrange for free nappies. First time order needs to placed by the health visitor or school nurse. Later you can continue requesting for them on phone. Where I live my provider use to send me 3 months stock and I use to reorder 2 week s beofre I finish the nappies completely. Jyoti

Mary andrews:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Please let me know about reusable nappies

Sarah:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi my son is 8 he wets at night has Adhd and is on the autistic spectrum he receives low rate dla for toileting issues who would I need to speak to to see if he would qualify for free pull ups? He is under the local bladder and bowel nurse so wondered if it would be her that I would ask?

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Sarah In your case I would have thought you could get a referral to the local continence team through the bladder and bowel nurse. The bladder and bowel nurse would not be the person to help you with free nappies, but should be able to refer you to the correct service. If no luck there try with the GP. Thanks for commenting! Will

Laura :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi My son is 3 1/2 he has Global Development Delay, and Autism, he is still in nappies, I have tried for over a year with potty training but he doesn't have the concept, could I please be added to list on the nhs for try and claim free nappies please?

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Laura We would love to help but we don't control any of that. We are a commercial company that sells nappies. If you are looking for free nappies you will need to go through your GP. I have a feeling that they won't be able to help you until your child is at least 4 years old though. If you are looking for a nappy that is bigger or more absorbent than those available in the supermarkets, please give us a call on 01636 30 20 50 and we can send you a free sample. Unfortunately though, you will need to buy the nappies from us until your doctor can get your sorted out with a free supply. Thanks for commenting! Will

Hayley donovan:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi my son is a very big 4 year old with severe non verbal autism and does not understand at all about potty training he will soon b out growing size 6 nappies , where or who do I talk to about getting the free bigger nappies please

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Hayley You need to speak to your GP and get a referral to your local continence team. The criteria for free nappies varies between the different local authorities and you may find that you aren't eligible. If you aren't eligible then you are welcome to buy nappies from us, I'm sure we can fit you up with the appropriate size. Thanks for commenting! Will

daived:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

I hve disabled chield 3 year 10 months old howi get free nappies

chris:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi will i get attends m9 large off the nhs am doulble inc9ntinent but they often leak do u have any better obserbancy or a brachire many thanks chris

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hello Chris You should find that the MoliCare Super Plus or Abena ABri Form Level 4 products are more absorbent. Thanks for commenting! Will

Nik Foster:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi. I have a severely disable daughter who is 16. We have been supplied nappies without any real problem for a number of years, but I have been trying to access wipes and spray soap to assist, Have you heard of the NHS providing these at all??

Will:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Nik We had wipes on our site but most parents told us they just buy the supermarket baby wipes because they are so much cheaper than the adult ones, so we stopped selling them. I have never heard of the NHS providing wipes and spray soap, but it's something that almost everyone that gets free incontinence products will need so perhaps it's worth asking your continence advisor. I've also heard some parents tell me about fighting for various adaptions, equipment, care allowances etc so it might be possible for you to try to get your benefit increased to cover the extra costs of these things. I will you the best of luck, please come back to share with our readers if you find something out! Thanks Will

Will:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Nik We had wipes on our site but most parents told us they just buy the supermarket baby wipes because they are so much cheaper than the adult ones, so we stopped selling them. I have never heard of the NHS providing wipes and spray soap, but it's something that almost everyone that gets free incontinence products will need so perhaps it's worth asking your continence advisor. I've also heard some parents tell me about fighting for various adaptions, equipment, care allowances etc so it might be possible for you to try to get your benefit increased to cover the extra costs of these things. I will you the best of luck, please come back to share with our readers if you find something out! Thanks Will

Will:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Nik We had wipes on our site but most parents told us they just buy the supermarket baby wipes because they are so much cheaper than the adult ones, so we stopped selling them. I have never heard of the NHS providing wipes and spray soap, but it's something that almost everyone that gets free incontinence products will need so perhaps it's worth asking your continence advisor. I've also heard some parents tell me about fighting for various adaptions, equipment, care allowances etc so it might be possible for you to try to get your benefit increased to cover the extra costs of these things. I will you the best of luck, please come back to share with our readers if you find something out! Thanks Will

Gemmal:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi. My 6 year old daughter is disabled and has short bowel syndrome. This means most days we are using more then the 4-5 daily nappy allowance. And in cases like this time we have run out a month before our next delivery is due. Just curious as to whether this can be upped or other? Many thanks Gemma

Will:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Gemma I'm sorry to hear about this, but not having enough free nappies is pretty common. What you are describing is one of the only reasons we exist as a company. Many people struggle to get the correct allowance and will therefore buy extra nappies privately from a company like ours. I have heard people tell me that if they harass their local continence team hard enough then they can get the allowance increased, but this usually involves doing another assessment which some people find very invasive and uncomfortable. In the first instance I would talk to your local continence team. If they are unable to increase your allowance then speak to PALS, the patient advice liaison service. They can help where people feel that the level of cared being offered is insufficient. I hope you get something sorted out but if not, please give us a shout, we have a wide range of products for every budget or level of need!

sarah:
08/08/2016, 09:25:34 PM
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hi i have a 12 year daughter who still wets the bed we have been under the bed wetting nurse twice but now waiting for her to see a consultant to see if she has a bladder problem because her wee is so strong and so much at night she learning difficulties and has a mind of a younger child that her age she also has an eating disorder where she is concertly eating and a sleep disorder where she does not go to sleep till at 2 or 3 oclock in the morning she is on the waiting list to see the disabialty team about her sleep i was woundering if i would be able to get some help with nappies for her at night because where she is big for age by that i mean in size not height no dry nihts fit her know

Will:
09/08/2016, 01:49:01 PM

Hi SarahThank you for your comment.You may be able to get help through your GP - ask for a referral to your local continence team. They will perform an assessment, if you meet the criteria they will start your free supply.If you want to get started right away you can buy nappies from us, I suggest the MoliCare Maxi Slip Small: https://www.everynappy.co.uk/adult-nappies/molicare-maxi-slip?size=small

Akhtar:
20/08/2016, 10:37:50 PM
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Hi my eldest brother who is 33 is handicapped. He wears nappies all the time he wets his clothes and his bed at night time. My mother finds it very hard to clean it up he does it frequently.I would like to know if you can provide us with protective plastic pants or better nappies.Thank you

Will:
25/08/2016, 10:52:47 PM

Hi AkhtarThe way to get free nappies is to get a referral to your local continence team through your GP.If you speak to your brother's GP they should be able to tell you where to start.Thanks for commenting!Will

Anon:
13/09/2016, 11:55:09 AM
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I'm 70 & desperate to keep my problems private I need adult pads to ashamed to speak to anyone can you help with my toilet problems thanks

Will Samuels:
19/09/2016, 11:29:53 PM

HiAs you expressed your wish to keep your problems private I have removed all of the personally identifiable information you provided.I have two pieces of advice for you:1) Speak to your doctor. Your doctor has seen many embarrassing ailments over the years and won't take all that much interest in yours. They are trained professionals, you can take your problem to your doctor in complete confidence. I advise you do this as sometimes incontinence issues are a sign of some other ailment that you should get looked at.2) Buy incontinence products from Every Nappy. We value your business and as such will endeavour to keep your personal information entirely private. We will always deliver discreetly, you bank statement will show Capatex Online rather than Every Nappy meaning that you can buy from us in complete confidence.

Carrieann:
15/09/2016, 06:13:06 PM
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Hi my daughter is 3 and has spina bifida and as a catheter that as to be drained every 3 hrs to empty her bladder but still wears nappies but she is the size of a 5-6year old and her nappies are very tight could I get help please

Will Samuels:
19/09/2016, 11:32:35 PM

Hi CarrieannWe can't help you with free nappies I'm afraid. If you would like free nappies please follow the procedures outlined in this article.As we are a shop, we can sell you nappies. If you need bigger nappies please give our sales team a call on 01636 30 20 50, we will do our very best to match up you and your daughter with the most appropriate nappies.Thanks for commenting!Will

Mumof6:
23/09/2016, 09:39:43 AM
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Hi my son is 8 n half years old he still wets the bed at night and through the day he tends to dribble sometimes without knowing he is, he has just been diagnosed with ADHD I've been told it could be linked to that, would we be entitled to free pull ups ?

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:31:15 PM

HiI would recommend that you book an appointment with your GP - they should be able to explain the options.Thanks for commenting!Will

Continence Nurse:
29/09/2016, 09:39:02 PM
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I would just like to say that having an adult continence assessment is essential as many types of urinary incontinence can be cured sometimes with quite simple interventions such as lifestyle changes medication, therapies etc. This is whatever your age or condition. Despite what society depicts, incontinence is not inevitable in old age. As you get older your bladder capacity is reduced and kidney function changes but you should still be in control. The same can be true for faecal incontinence. The most common cause of faecal incontinence in older age is constipation. The aim of any good continence assessment is for you to be in control by determining the cause of your incontinence and treating it. If it can not be cured then the aim then is to improve it and provide the best options to manage it. Pads have their place but there are many, many other options available other than pads. Please make an appointment to see your local continence service.

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:33:17 PM

HiSeeing a doctor is absolutely vital if you have an incontinence issue. Sometimes the cause can be more serious than at first appears.This is great advice for any of our readers. Always be aware that there may be other options and always see your continence first!Thanks for commenting!Will

Lisa Murphy:
05/10/2016, 02:20:01 PM
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Hi can you help me please I have twin girls she 3 one who suffers with hypermobility severe hypertonia low muscle tone sensory issues and global development delay and the other has mild hypermobility but suffers with her bowels possible IBS and are receiving dla both just started nursery and I'm unable to potty train due to disability and bowel problems our ot has said we can get the free nappies as they are both outgrown shop ones is it possible to see a sample to see what the right nappies for them are please thank you xx

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:34:31 PM

Hi LisaPlease contact us via email at sales@everynappy.co.uk or phone on 01636 30 20 50 to discuss your needs.I hope we can get your sorted out with something that works.Thanks for commenting!Will

Donna:
10/10/2016, 08:15:07 PM
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Hi my 2 year old daughter has heart disease and bowel disease we r spending a fortune on nappies that don't hold her poo in she will poo all up her back and front and down her legs every time she poos. I can't really take her places cos when she poos it even goes on the climbing frames and slides hope u can help

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:49:29 PM

Hi DonnaAlthough we can't offer nappies for free I would recommend either Libero Size 7 or Abena Abri Form Junior XS2.These might work better for you than what you are already using.Please give us a call on 01636 30 20 50 or email sales@everynappy.co.uk to discuss your options.Thanks for commenting.Will

Kelly:
13/10/2016, 08:30:59 AM
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My son has development delays and social issues he is 3 years old and is being assessed for autism we now received DLA. He is big more like 4-5 year old and he is wearing the biggest nappies I can find someone told me I could buy or may be get free nappies I'm giving up work soon coz he needs more care, I keep missing work. So free nappies would help. Kelly

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:50:58 PM

Hi KellyIf your son is younger than 4 it's very likely that he wouldn't meet the eligibility criteria for free nappies, however its still worth trying to find out. Please book an appointment to see your local continence advisor through your GP, they should know the criteria for free nappies.If you are not yet eligible you can buy bigger nappies through us.Thanks for commenting.Will

jessica king:
14/10/2016, 04:08:40 AM
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hi I have a son he's nearly 5 .he as hypermobilty. epilepsy.sensory problems. learning difficulties. possible autism .I'm struggling with getting him to the toilet or even to leave him without a nappy causes bad meltdowns it's Realy hard.I'm shocked I've not been offerd help or I wasant even made aware I could get help for nappies ir even to bye my little man some nappies from yourself. he's under special health visors .occipital therapist. disibled social worker.many more .I've tryed everything possible to train my little man .please could you send me some samples for him .x

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:53:24 PM

Hi JessicaIf you would like to try some samples please call us on 01636 30 20 50 or email sales@everynappy.co.uk. We will do our best to get you fitted up with something that works.If you are looking for free nappies then please ask your GP to book an appointment with your local continence advisor. They know all the rules around free nappies and will check that he meets the criteria and arrange an assessment.You are always welcome to buy your nappies from us assuming we have something suitable (which we almost always do).Thanks for commenting!Will

Kelly:
17/10/2016, 11:59:21 AM
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My son is three and he is a big three and has learning disabilities we a waiting diagnosis but it's looking like autism he is in the biggest nappies 6+ now can I qualify for free nappies. I giving up work as it getting all yo much so hence me asking about free ones coz money will be tight soon.

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:38:18 PM

Hi KellyIt depends on your local authority what the eligibility criteria is. You might be entitled to free nappies although most local authorities start free nappies at 4 years+.Book an appointment with your local continence advisor through your GP, they will be able to explain.Thanks for commenting!Will

anna:
22/10/2016, 10:23:33 AM
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hi there i have a 2y3m old child she reciving the DLA can we get free nappies size 7 please in a day we use 4 nappies.thank you

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:36:53 PM

Hi AnnaEvery Nappy is a shop, I'm afraid we can't supply free nappies but if you book an appointment to see your local continence advisor through your GP they should be able to explain eligibility and point you in the right direction.If you aren't eligible you can purchase nappies through us.Thanks for your comment!Will

JB:
26/12/2016, 06:32:21 PM
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Who supplies free incontinence pads following prostrate cancer op several months ago? Local NHS apparently doesn't supply any and its costing an absolute fortune each month. Pensioners not on benefits and small savings rapidly depleting. Where can we get help?

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:35:38 PM

Hi JBYour GP should be able to book an appointment with your local continence advisor. Free supplies come through the local continence team which I believe is funded by your local authority. Your doctor should have all the answers.Thanks for commenting!Will

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