Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, known as IA, is a registered charity supporting people living with an ileostomy or internal pouch, their families, friends and carers.Donate
We’re passionate about all things ileostomy and internal pouch at IA and we’re not afraid to shout about it. We’ve been promoting the positive things about living with an ileostomy since 1956 and internal pouch since 1993.
Having a stoma or pouch shouldn’t stop you enjoying the things you like to do in life and neither should other people’s attitudes or ignorance towards bowel surgery. Don’t let having a stoma or pouch hold you back and have the confidence to be you and do the things that you believe in.
We’ve run many campaigns over the years to not only promote the positive aspects of bowel surgery but to speak up for those who need help or don’t feel that they are being heard. IA is the patient voice; get in touch if we can help you with yours.
You can contact us at IA National Office and we’d be happy to discuss how we can support or work with you. Please note that we are only able to campaign on matters that fall within the aims of the charity.
Given the current situation our focus has been providing you with the best guidance on Coronavirus and our #IAmStrong campaign. Helping to raise awareness we also ran our #GladRagsandOstomyBags campaign.
See the links below to read more about these and other campaigns as we develop them in the future.