Our impact

In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant fear, anxiety, and isolation for many people in our community. This was especially clear in the early days when we knew very little about how to manage individual risk or what coronavirus meant for those with Crohn's and Colitis.

Our impact

In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant fear, anxiety, and isolation for many people in our community. This was especially clear in the early days when we knew very little about how to manage individual risk or what coronavirus meant for those with Crohn's and Colitis.

Together, we make a difference.

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.

As life moved online, so did we. We hosted interactive events and fundraising quizzes, held Local Network socials and dance classes. Even our annual WALK IT event moved online when we couldn't meet up in real life. And we never stopped campaigning to make sure your needs were heard by the government.

Special thanks also go to the healthcare professionals who worked tirelessly during the pandemic. From the gastroenterologists and IBD Nurses who developed new tools to assess personal risk, to those working within the NHS who fought to keep Crohn's and Colitis services open while also dealing with the pressures of COVID-19.

We couldn't have done any of it without you. With your help, we've been able to recover, reboot and rebuild. Together, we can make a real difference for everyone living with Crohn's and Colitis, for many years to come.

Thank you.

From strength to strength

Starting off as a grassroots support network in 1979 by Robert and Patricia Annetts, after their daughter Deborah was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, the charity has continued to grow and evolve into the respected UK wide charity that we are today.


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.