• We're here for you

    IA is a support group run by and for people with ileostomies and internal pouches with the primary aim of helping people who have had their colon removed return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery

  • Supporting our young members

    Young IA aims to support our members aged under 40, and other young people, either pre-surgery or post-surgery, who undergo either an ileostomy or an internal pouch operation

  • Internal pouch advice & support

    We provide information, advice and support for people who have had internal pouch surgery, and for others who are interested in the subject

  • Information Day

    Looking for information on living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch? Then this day is for you! Click here for further information.

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Latest News

Leak Detection Study - Northern Ireland

Are you based in Northern Ireland living with an ileostomy? Would you be willing to participate in a leakage study?…

Research: Ileostomy and dietary advice

Researchers at NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre are conducting research into whether people with an ileostomy receive the dietary advice they require. If you were not given dietary advice when…

London or Highlands based and looking...

Our research aims to improve physical activity levels and improve quality of life in people with a stoma following surgery for IBD (e.g. Colitis and Crohn’s), or bowel cancer.…

Health & Wellbeing Research Study

If you are an adult aged between 18-69 years you are invited to take part in this novel research project comparing health and well-being in adults with and without ileostomy. The aim of the study is t…

Find your local group

IA is made up of local groups throughout Great Britain and Ireland. There is also a postal branch for overseas members.

Click the map for further information about your local group, including how to get in touch.