About IA

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, known as IA, has been specialising in supporting people living with an ileostomy since 1956.

IA is a network of local groups offering local support to its membership, their families and carers, from coffee mornings and trips to information days and talks.



IA’s Board, headed up by the Chair of the Board and a team of Trustees, oversees the strategic direction of the charity and manages its assets.


Meet the Team

Supporting IA’s board, our central team keep IA operational in the many charitable activities that we undertake on a daily basis.


Local Groups

Run by volunteers, IA’s network of member organisations support people throughout the UK and Ireland calling on their own personal experience of bowel surgery, when required.