On Day 5 of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week 2020, we're asking you to take action and make a difference to the lives of people with Crohn's and Colitis all over the UK.
What will you do?
There's lots of ways to get involved in research! From studies filled out from the comfort of your sofa all the way through to clinical trials, we have over 20 opportunities on our website.
Research helps us improve the lives of thousands of people with Crohn's or Colitis. But we need your help to improve thousands more. As well as the studies we fund, we support hospitals, researchers and universities to get more people signed up to their research. It could involve an online survey, a sample taken during your next blood test, or even a chance to try a new treatment.
I find it enjoyable and it is great to see that we are making a difference. It is easier than I imagined but giving proper insightful feedback does take time.
We can't drive forward research without your help, so take part to make a difference this Awareness Week.
This is what it means to the Crohn's and Colitis community.
Crohn’s and Colitis are invisible. Because of this, over 50% of people with the conditions have had a negative experience when trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need, with some of these involving verbal and even physical harassment.
By installing our Not Every Disability is Visible signs, places like supermarkets, restaurants and travels hubs have made it easier for people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis to use their accessible toilets.
Now we’re calling on you to help us reach even more venues. In just a few clicks, you can send our template letter to your local councillor, asking them to put our signs in all public buildings. Together, we can ensure people with Crohn’s and Colitis can use accessible toilets, free from discrimination.
I’m raising awareness so that I no longer feel like I’m trapped in my own home. I feel that changing toilet signs is a small effort but one that will make a huge difference for many people