For the last 38 years CICRA has been providing support by various means to children, young people and their families. CICRA is the only national charity in the UK dedicated specifically to children and young people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative, collectively referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
In addition to funding research, CICRA knows the effects that having IBD at a young age can have on the whole family. Their education and social life can be seriously affected by the condition and sometimes by the treatments needed to keep it under control.
To help these families CICRA provides:
- Emotional support and understanding to young people, parents, family and friends
- Free membership – please contact us for further details
- Leaflets for parents, children, schools etc
- Regional medical meetings for all the family where they can learn more about this condtion in a relaxed environment, with small ‘Ask the Expert’ discussion groups and a special session for young people