|Press release- 6 March 2008|
Launch of new ERIC website
|6 March 2008|
Launch of New Website for National Children’s Health Charity
The national children’s health charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence) is delighted to announce the launch of its new, improved website!
www.eric.org.uk contains comprehensive information about ERIC’s services as well as access to many of the useful, downloadable resources that ERIC has available to help manage or overcome childhood wetting and soiling.
The website was developed with help from a group of final year students from the University of the West of England who won the 2007 Business West Prize for their work on the project. The site was designed by DT Digital. Daniel Bryk from DT Digital said: “It was an exciting challenge to help the ERIC team create this large, interactive website and one that we were really pleased to be part of. The ERIC team will now be able to maintain the site themselves, which we know is very important so that they can provide up to date information to their users.”
Eileen Jacques, ERIC’s Information & Helpline Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to our new website and to Awards for All England for providing the funding. Wetting and soiling are often very distressing, embarrassing problems for children, young people and their parents/carers to cope with. Our intention is that the new website, with its easy navigation and clear information, will provide even more valuable support to families and the professionals that work with them. The ERIC team thinks the new site is fantastic! We hope that many people will visit www.eric.org.uk and let us know what they think.”
ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)
ERIC was set up in 1988 by the Children’s Society to address the problems of bedwetting in children and young people. The organisation became an independent registered charity in April 1991. Since its inception, the charity has expanded its services to include children with daytime wetting, soiling and constipation, and incontinence in children with physical and learning needs. Wetting and soiling problems affect about 1 in 12 young people between the ages of 5 and 16 in the UK.
To reduce the suffering to children caused by bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and associated conditions, and their prevalence within the UK, by:
Educating, informing and supporting
Reducing the stigma
Communicating good practice
ERIC is the 2007 overall winner of the national GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, in association with the King’s Fund, for excellence in its work and commitment to improving the quality of life and making a real difference to the health of the community.
For more information about ERIC, please contact Eileen Jacques, Information & Helpline Manager,
34 Old School House, Britannia Rd, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8DB
Tel: 0845 370 8008 (Mon-Fri 10-4)
Web: www.eric.org.uk www.ericshop.org.uk
Charity number 1002424
Company limited by guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales
Registered office: 34 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB
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