Our policy work

Campaigner outside parliament

We develop policy solutions and drive policy change to improve the lives of people with Crohn's and Colitis. We work with politicians, policymakers and in partnership with people affected by Crohn's and Colitis and other organisations to improve the lives of children and adults with Crohn’s and Colitis today, and for tomorrow’s cure. 

Campaigner outside parliament

We bring the voices of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis to UK and devolved parliaments. We work with governments and politicians to improve care and support, employment and research.

How do we work with politicians, policymakers and NHS leaders?

We work to increase their understanding of the issues impacting people living with these conditions by:

  • Increasing their understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Sharing the latest evidence and position statements
  • Signposting you to information about your local IBD services

How can you get involved?

If you have contact with your local politicians about Crohn’s and Colitis please share your experiences and let us know how you got on by emailing policy@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

None of our award-winning campaigns, on the issues that matter to you, would be possible without the diverse voices of our campaigning community. It’s easy to get involved and to add your voice today. You can join our campaigns network to be the first to know about new campaigns, petitions and consultations and how your voice is making a difference.

If you are a politician and looking for resources to support to raise awareness of Crohn’s and Colitis visit our resources page.

Become a Campaigner

None of our award-winning campaigns would be possible without our amazing community of dedicated campaigners. Your powerful voice really does matter. 


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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 help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

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

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

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