Colostomy UK

Colostomy UK

At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice

Other details

Organisation type: 
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Our Goals

  • Colostomy UK are changing and evolving as a charity our goals are:
  • To become THE source of information for all things stoma related.
  • To offer support in all formats
  • To get more ostomates active in their community
  • To raise general public awareness of what a stoma is



Many people have never heard of a stoma before surgery, and in many cases a stoma may be unplanned. Information provided is often purely medical and may not deal with the emotional impact. We provide:


•Leaflets delivered to your door

•24/7 Helpline for practical advice

•Peer to Peer advice through facebook closed group

•Quarterly Magazine Tidings


Many people with a stoma quickly feel isolated. They may have no one in their lives who has a stoma, or understands what they are going through. We provide:

•24/7 helpline. You’ll talk to trained staff members, DBS checked and other ostomates

•Closed Facebook Group

•Pinpoint you to Support Groups + other organisations

•Tidings magazines with real stories and experiences


A stoma should never be a barrier to living your life. Anxiety about going out is common.The world at large does not understand the needs of people with a stoma.

•Helping to set up Support Groups

•Stoma Friendly Toilets in INTU and Sainsburys,Sporting Grounds and Salisbury City

•Chair yoga and archery for support groups

•Ostomate only swimming

•Rugby league team -

•Creative minds- art therapy sessions


With a lack of awareness with the general public, we have teamed up with public organisations to provide more training around stoma needs.

•Member of PIPS (Patient Industry & Professionals)

•Reaching out to Stoma Care Departments

•Providing training for Carers

•Raising awareness around hidden conditions

•Members of the CAA

•Providing training for airport security staff

•Member of accessibility forums

•Providing travel advice

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