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IA (Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association)

IA is a registered charity offering vital support to people living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch, their families, friends and carers. Our primary aim is to help people return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery.

As the first UK stoma patient support group with over 60 years experience, IA offers a unique service to those living with or affected by surgery connecting them with others who have been through a similar experience, trained to offer lifestyle support. 

With a wealth of literature, written and reviewed by healthcare professionals and strong relationships with surgeons and stoma care nurses, IA is well placed to offer guidance and support either before or after surgery. 

For more information or support contact us using your preferred method below or look us up on social media. You can also connect with others in a similar position through our website forum offering an anonymous, safe environment for anyone wishing to learn how others are coping.


Who to contact

Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association

Where to go

Danehurst Court
35-37 West Street

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Referral Details

Self-referral; contact us for more information on the details provided or request to speak to one of our One2One Support Volunteers through our website - I want to speak to someone - Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association (

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