Founded in 1956 by Professor Bryan Brooke, and as one of the first ostomy charities to be set up globally, Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association (IA) has been at the forefront of providing peer to peer support to people with living with an ileostomy or internal pouch and their families since its inception. We are proud of our history and the vital help we have provided to many thousands of people over the past 66 years at a time they needed it most. We know how far we have come, but we recognise that in an everchanging world we need to do more if we are to ensure our charity can meet the challenges it faces and continue its valuable work going forward.

This strategic plan is the culmination of 15 months of comprehensive consultation and discussion overseen by the charity’s Trustees. It describes what we must do to fulfil our Vision and Mission through the setting of a number of Strategic Aims and Objectives.

We recognise that our goals are ambitious, and we will work tirelessly to achieve them, but we can’t do this alone. We look forward to working with the both the IA and wider community to make this plan a reality.