About
Crohn's & Colitis UK

Every day, people are diagnosed with Crohn's or Colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease. You could be any age, rich or poor, of any faith or none, of any ethnicity, sexuality, or gender. You could be anyone walking down any UK street. Whoever you are, a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis will be life changing.

Since 1979, Crohn's & Colitis UK has been here for everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.

About
Crohn's & Colitis UK

Every day, people are diagnosed with Crohn's or Colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease. You could be any age, rich or poor, of any faith or none, of any ethnicity, sexuality, or gender. You could be anyone walking down any UK street. Whoever you are, a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis will be life changing.

Since 1979, Crohn's & Colitis UK has been here for everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.

Our vision

We want to see improved lives today, and a world free from Crohn’s and Colitis tomorrow.


Our mission

Our strategy

Our values

Cartoon rocket and stars. Text reads "we are ambitious"AMBITIOUS

We are relentless in striving for improvement. Every day, we aim to make the greatest impact possible on the lives of people with Crohn’s and Colitis. We’re experts in our field and work hard to make a difference.

 

Cartoon of two hands together making a heart. Text reads "we are compassionate"COMPASSIONATE

We are rooted in empathy and kindness. We’re there for everyone living with Crohn’s or Colitis and when people turn to us for information and support, we listen.

 

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We are always looking for new ways to collaborate and develop together. We’re a community, we work together to help people support themselves, and we learn from everyone we work with.


Our strategy

We are making it our mission to fully understand your experience so we can fight for everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.

Our impact

We worked hard to offer help, advice and reassurance to everyone who needed it. As the science changed, we shared any updated information with you as quickly as possible. This was a challenge, but you – our amazing supporters – kept us going.


Helpline service

Helpline
Service

We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can provide information on a range of subjects including:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Test and diagnosis
  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Help to find support from others living with the condition

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

Live chat

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.