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
Information and Support
IA’s extensive range of literature, reviewed by qualified professionals, covering topics such as life with an ileostomy or an internal pouch, how to stay hydrated, dealing with body image changes and temporary loop ileostomy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most commonly asked questions about life before and after bowel surgery, from what is an ileostomy to can I exercise with a stoma or still have a family with an ileostomy.
One of the many difficulties that can face any of us when living with chronic illness or disability is being able to work.
Understandably this can leave someone suffering financially and being unable to purchase the necessities that many who are able to work take for granted.
IA’s forums are a place to chat to others who are living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch or befriend/care for someone who is.
Our forums allow you to ask questions, support others or just read what others are posting about so you can get some tips!
I want to speak to someone
Whether you’ve been told that you need to have an ileostomy or an internal pouch, are already living with one or are a family member or carer of someone who is, the benefit of speaking to someone who has been through surgery shouldn’t be underestimated.
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
We don’t only support people who have had surgery, we support stoma care nurses and other healthcare professionals too.
If you’re looking for literature for your waiting room, want us to speak to one of your patients or wish to join our mailing list to keep up to date with our products and services, complete one of our secure online forms and we’ll be in touch!