We aim to be a patient-centred and trusted hub of the IBD community in Ireland.
To improve the quality of life and well-being of those living with and impacted by IBD, through sensitive support services, including advocacy, the provision of information, training and events.
United and Committed in improving the quality of care in IBD
Crohn's and Colitis Ireland (formerly The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (ISCC)) is a support organisation in Ireland for people who are living with, or impacted by, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). We are here to support people who are living with IBD, along with their parents, partners, family and friends. We work to improve the quality of life and well-being of the IBD community through sensitive support services, including advocacy, provision of information, training and events. We aim to encourage and educate healthcare professionals in the importance and value of peer support as an adjunct to their management of IBD.
Some of the negative impacts of living with IBD may include social exclusion, unemployment/ under-employment, disadvantage in education or the workplace, stigma, anxiety and depression - we aim to support people who experience some or all of these.
Our 2018 - 2020 Strategic Plan reaffirms the mission and core values of CCI while offering an evolved, overarching goal to help guide our decision-making going forward.
Our five priorities are: Governance, Education, Support and Advocacy, Volunteers and Fundraising.
What we do:
- Provide membership/'no waiting' card
- Information leaflets
- Peer Support
- Signpost to other services
- Gutcast: The first podcast for people living with IBD in Ireland (available wherever you get your podcasts or through our website)
- Support meetings - bringing people together
- Provide practical advice
- Travel and IBD
- Insurance and IBD
- Education and IBD
- Support Beaumont Hospital Better Health, Better Living self-management programme (Stanford)
- Support UCD School of Medicine Patient Educator Programme
- Active social media platform - Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
- Support national and international research (Gut Decisions - 2015; True Impact of IBD - 2012; EFCCA IMPACT Survey - 2011)
What we don't do:
- Give medical advice or second opinions
- Healthcare professionals
Please have a look around our site and if you have questions do not hesitate to contact us.
We also have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages so please visit and keep updated on all of our events happening this year!