What we do

We fight Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In fact, Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the leading charity in the battle against these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Our mission is to work with all those affected by these conditions to achieve a better quality of life, improve services, and ultimately find a cure. 

We want to see a world in which people’s lives are not limited by Crohn’s and Colitis.


One of the things I would have really liked when I first picked up the disease was realise there was the Crohns and Colitis UK charity that I could have gone to. Information is key and they’ve done a great job of spreading the word. Crohn’s and Colitis UK have been brilliant.

Lewis Moody, former England rugby captain and World Cup winner
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011

How are we working towards this goal?

We provide high quality information, practical help and personal care that enables people to manage their conditions. We believe people living with Crohn’s and Colitis should be able to live their lives to the fullest.

We work with the UK health sector to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of IBD. We want everyone with the conditions to have access to the best specialist services.

We support life-changing research to increase knowledge of the causes and the best treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis. We want to improve lives now and lead the mission to find a cure.

We campaign vigorously – for more knowledge, better services and more support for our ongoing fight against IBD.

And we’re doing it in line with our values of compassion, inclusion, collaboration, empowerment and excellence.

We won’t stop until we’ve won.