• 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

Calling LONDON-based ostomates - have...

Are you a London-Based ostomate? Keen to have your say on how NHS money should be spent? Please give your feedback - questionnaire closes 13 August 2018.…

Health & Wellbeing Research Study

If you are an adult aged between 18-69 years you are invited to take part in this novel research project comparing health and well-being in adults with and without ileostomy. The aim of the study is t…

Based in Northern Ireland and living...

Are based in Northern Ireland, aged between 18-70 and living with an ileostomy? Are you at least TWO years post operative? Would you be willing to participate in research?…

Forum Users

Sat 28 April 11:00: Forum issues resolved and forum is now available. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.…

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.