Many people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis have trouble accessing welfare benefits. 

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) currently face barriers in receiving support from the welfare system.  This is due to a lack of understanding of IBD and its fluctuating nature within the design and delivery of welfare benefits.

As a result, many people with IBD are missing out on the support they vitally need. This can also lead to anxiety and unnecessary delays.

What we do?

Crohn's and Colitis UK is a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium, which brings together 50+ national charities focused on achieving a fairer benefits system.  

Through this alliance, we seek to ensure that Government policy reflects and meets the needs of all disabled people, especially those with IBD.  

See more on the work we are doing on Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.