Leeds and District

About us

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Leeds and District Network page. We’re always interested in welcoming new people to our events and activities so do get in touch or come along to any of the events you find below. Our contact details can also be found on this page or you can reach us via the social media channels.

What is a Network?

We’re here for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. Right now, as estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. And the real number could be almost double that.  Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. 

But they are not alone. 

Our 50 Local Networks operate across the UK bringing local people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis together and raising awareness of the conditions with members of the public. From educational talks to social events, we help give people the comfort and confidence to live freer and fuller lives. And together, we can make our voice heard.

Volunteer with us!
We are always keen for new people to join our team. If you are interested in raising awareness and putting on events in the Leeds & District area, please take a look at our opportunities.

Can't Wait Card Campaign

Working in collaboration with Leeds City Council and Adult Health & Social Care Services, we are pleased to launch the following two additional services for all Crohn’s and Colitis UK members.

  1. Managers and staff at these 45 venues are aware of the Can't Wait Card and will be happy to assist during normal opening hours. 
  2. Leeds City Council will waive any penalty charges that are issued to members parking in a hurry in order to use toilet facilities. Please read our full conditions on how this works.


Our Events

  • Social

It Takes Guts - Virtual Social Event

9 February 2022


  • Social

It Takes Guts - Virtual Social Event

2 March 2022


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