About us

Colostomy UK is a charity that SUPPORTS and EMPOWERS people living with a stoma. We’re here if you have questions, need support or just want to talk to someone who lives with a stoma.

We also run projects to empower ostomates to return to sports, hobbies and other interests and give them the confidence to take up fresh challenges. We are advocates for ostomates’ rights and their voice on the bigger issues.  Our campaigns raise awareness and encourage organisations to make their facilities more inclusive. Supporting and enhancing ostomates wellbeing is at the core of everything we do.

Our vision

We want hidden conditions to be understood and accepted by all, so that people can reach their potential.

Our values and principles

We use these to guide everything that we do:

Support: We provide practical and emotional support and advice to people living with a stoma, their families, carers, and friends.

Empowerment: The aim of our day-to-day work, projects and campaigns, is to empower people with stomas to reach their potential.

Advocacy: We act as a voice for people with stomas, raising awareness of the issues that they face and engaging with organisations to bring about positive outcomes.

Read more about how we support people living with a stoma and our history in our This is Colostomy UK booklet.

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