• We're here for you

    IA is a support group run by and for people with ileostomies and internal pouches with the primary aim of helping people who have had their colon removed return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery

  • Supporting our young members

    Young IA aims to support our members aged under 40, and other young people, either pre-surgery or post-surgery, who undergo either an ileostomy or an internal pouch operation

  • Internal pouch advice & support

    We provide information, advice and support for people who have had internal pouch surgery, and for others who are interested in the subject

  • Enjoy the benefits of membership

    Join IA today to access visiting services, specialist advice and the IA Journal, a valuable source of information for both ileostomists & internal pouch patients

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Latest News

Lift the Lid on bowel cancer

Will you take up the challenge and join Beating Bowel Cancer to Lift the Lid on bowel cancer? Bowels, bottoms and poo are still a taboo and they need your help during April as they Lift the Lid on all…

St. Mark's Hospital Foundation...

St. Mark's Hospital Foundation have some exciting Challenge Events this year, including the forCrohns Hint Hunt in April and Paul Bouscarle's Colon Challenge at the end of May. For more information…

Calling all twins!

Core (The Digestive Disorders Foundation) are inviting twin pairs where one or both twin suffers from Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis to join the UK IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry. This i…

Running the Rat Race

Emma McNally is taking part in the Rat Race 2014 on Saturday 10th May, to raise awareness and funds for IA and the Red Lion Group.…

Find your local group

IA is made up of local groups throughout Great Britain and Ireland. There is also a postal branch for overseas members.

Click the map for further information about your local group, including how to get in touch.