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The Committee

What’s new - what’s free?

Colostomy UK publishes the quarterly ‘Tidings’ magazine; call 0118 939 1537 or email (donations invited). The free ‘Charter’ magazine also is well worth receiving, especially as it is a forum for latest developments and has lots of samples on offer. Sponsored by Coloplast, you can get on the mailing list by writing to Coloplast Ltd., Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6BR.

ConvaTec also produces a free stoma magazine called ‘Converse’. To get on the mailing list write to - Subscriptions, Converse, Frepost, Milton Road, Ickenham, Uxbridge UB10 8BR; or call 0800 282254.

Short cut when cut short:

You are entitled to a key that unlocks the door to the public toilets carrying the RADAR sign. The local office to write to is:The Vassell Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds. Your local District Council may have a supply. The key costs up to £5, depending on where you buy one from. The RADAR organisation is based at Unit 12, City Forum, 250, City Road, London EC1V 8AF. Your stoma supplies company may also provide one free so check when you next place your stoma order! 

Get in touch with professionals at:

Colostomy UK 
Enterprise House,
95 London Street
Reading RG1 4QA
Free Helpline - 0800 3284257                                                   

Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group  
Secretary: Bruce McKenzie
PO Box 132, Scunthorpe DN15 9YW
(01724 720150)
Free Helpline - 0800 0184724

Urostomy Association

National Association for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
98a London Road St Albans, AL1 1NX
(01727 830038)

The Continence Foundation

The IBD Club (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Macmillan Support Line

Free telephone support with access to health professionals, financial and benefits advice and lots more.
0808 808 00 00 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (the support line usually opens 8-8 on 7 days a week but is currently reduced owing to restrictions). website - 

Macmillan Wellbeing Centre Southmead Hospital

National Association for Colitis and Crohns

Link sites well worth a visit:

Lifestyle advice sites

Colostomy questions answered

A US explanation of surgery procedure