IA (Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association)

Website: http://iasupport.org/

Email: info@iasupport.org

Contact Form:

Telephone: 01702 549859

Freephone: 0800 018 4724

Address: IA, Danehurst Court, 35 – 37 West Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BE

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.

Started in 1956 by a group of people who had ileostomies themselves, together with some members of the medical profession, it was the first ostomy association in the United Kingdom headed by Professor Bryan Brooke. At the time, little was known about the impact surgery and living with an ileostomy had on a person and so patients would talk to other patients to share their experiences and help to alleviate any feelings of isolation. From this IA’s visiting service developed which is one of the many services still offered by IA today. 

In 2018 latest figures report over 9000 new ileostomies being created annually (NHS website 2018) and over 400 new ileoanal pouches.

Local Self Help Groups: 

North Midlands and Shropshire IA (the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group) is a self-help group for people who have had their colon removed.

The organisation has a large geographical area to cover between Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Stoke, Stafford, Crewe, Leek, Congleton and out to Derby.

The group is supported by volunteers and qualified visitors, dedicated to providing a self help service and support to other people. They also fund-raise for research as well as buying equipment for various hospitals in the area.

For more information see entry on this website North Midlands and Shropshire IA including contact details.

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Registered Charity: 1172338 (England and Wales) and SC048658 (Scotland)

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