Member benefits


I joined after our son was diagnosed and was so pleased to receive such useful information given in a non-alarmist way. My husband and I attended a number of your annual meetings and we were impressed with your organisation, the content and the wide variety of speakers.

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Can’t Wait Card

This is combined with your membership card and is designed to help you get access to toilets without embarrassment or confusion. The card is small enough to be discreetly tucked away in a purse or wallet and is available in different languages for travellers.

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free radar keyRADAR key

The RADAR key gives you independent access to over 9,000 locked public toilets around the country. The provider of the toilet has a key – but with yourown key there’s no need to wait for a member of staff to unlock the door. You’re in control.

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Connect magazineConnect magazine

Keeping you up to date with everything going on in the Crohn’s and Colitis world, Connect is our award-winning members’ magazine packed full of news and information on research, treatments, events, members’ stories and more.

From Summer 2020, Connect will be moving online - Connect Now will be a monthly member-exclusive benefit packed full of the same great news, updates, stories, support and information. As a member, you will automatically receive Connect Now, but if you prefer not to, please just let us know!

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Local networks

As a member, we’ll keep you up to date with events in your local area. Our Local Networks are run by volunteers who organise events throughout the year, from coffee mornings and medical talks to awareness raising events and fundraisers. It’s a great way to meet other people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis in your community.

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IBD bookletFree information booklets & guides

We provide a growing library of publications and guides about Crohn’s and Colitis, all accredited by health professionals. Topics covered range from basic information about the conditions to advice on how to live with symptoms and guidance on claiming benefits. They’re an excellent resource for anyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.

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Votes & invitations to events

Members receive a free place and a vote at our General Meetings, and also invitations to events. In 2015, we held a joint conference with the Royal Society of Medicine on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management of IBD. As a member you will have priority booking for events. 

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Make your voice heard

We look to members to feed into consultations, sit on patient panels,  join us in campaigning for better health services and help us end the disadvantage that people with IBD can face in welfare, education and employment

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Contribute to essential research

Our members help us fund life-changing research to increase the knowledge of causes, best treatments and ultimately help us find a cure for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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I was only diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis recently but the one thing my specialist said I must do was to join Crohn's and Colitis UK, and it was certainly the best money I spent. The amount of information contained within your membership pack made understanding the whole subject so much easier. The meetings put on by the local network have been fantastic for finding out more about the condition and meeting others.

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