Continence Management and Support Scheme – Adults
The Continence Management and Support Scheme (CMASS) is a product subsidy scheme for individuals aged 16 years and older who meet CMASS eligibility. It is managed and operated by Independence Australia funded by the Department of Communities. A product subsidy of up to $490 per year is available to assist with meeting the cost of continence products.
Eligible individuals may access CMASS and the Commonwealth Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) at the same time.
Please note, Silver Chain’s Continence Management and Advisory Service (CMAS) delivers assessments and provide confidential advice on how to best manage and improve your bladder or bowel condition. Silver Chain can be contacted on 1300 787 055.
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As of 1 July 2019, WA has transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Therefore, CMASS is unable to take on new individuals with disability under 65 years old.
People with disability under 65 years old seeking disability supports should contact the National Disability Insurance Agency to make an Access Request.
Incontinence Pad Scheme – Children
The Incontinence Pad Scheme (IPS) is a product subsidy scheme for children younger than 16 years old with disability who meet IPS eligibility. It is managed and operated by Independence Australia on behalf of Department of Communities. A product subsidy of up to $490 per year is available to assist with meeting the cost of continence products.
As of 1 July 2019, WA has transitioned to the nationally delivered NDIS. For product subsidy, IPS is unable to take on new individuals with disability under 16 years old.
Children with disability seeking disability supports should contact the National Disability Insurance Agency to make an Access Request.
Eligible children may access IPS and the Commonwealth Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) at the same time.
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Association for the Advancement of Brain Injured Children WA (AABIC)
AABIC has established a central buyers group for continence pads. It has negotiated the best possible prices for members from local suppliers and provides an email ordering service with delivery to the home.
Bladder and Bowel information
Find out about bladder and bowel health from the Australian Department of Health, including what to do if you have a problem, and what help is available to improve bladder and bowel health.
Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)
CAPS is an Australian Government scheme that provides a payment to eligible people to assist with some of the costs of their continence products.
Call the CAPS team to report a change in your circumstances or if you have questions about CAPS payments. The CAPS team is part of Services Australia and operates from 8.30am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. Phone 1800 239 309.
Continence/Enuresis Nursing Service
The Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Continence/Enuresis Nursing Service is a nurse-led service that helps children and teenagers who have problems with their bladder (weeing) or their bowels (pooing). Management of your child’s condition may also involve other PCH health professionals, including physiotherapists who provide the Physiotherapy Continence Service.
Phone: 6456 0358
Continence Foundation of Australia - National Continence Helpline
The Continence Foundation of Australia is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Continence Program.
The National Continence Helpline is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors who provide information, education and advice to callers with bladder and/or bowel problems which may include incontinence, constipation, failure of bladder to empty or who are caring for someone with such conditions. The Helpline also provides information and advice to health professionals.
Phone: 1800 33 00 66
National Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map (the Toilet Map) shows the location of more than 19,000 public and private toilet facilities across Australia. The Toilet Map is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the National Continence Program.
One Step at A Time: A parent’s guide to toilet skills for children with special needs
The One Step at a Time booklet and tip sheets are a must for parents of a child with special needs. These free downloadable 11 tip sheets discuss the common issues of toilet training such as Won’t Sit To Poo, Not Moving Forward Maybe Moving Backwards and Sitting for Wee But Nothing Happens.
The PEBBLES Team provide specialist advice and support for a range of issues, The experienced team of continence nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists help people under what causes bladder and bowel health issues and how they can be treated.
Phone: 1300 865 401