our research impact

CICRA is the only national charity in the UK dedicated entirely to helping children and young people with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, collectively referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CICRA was formed in 1978 by parents of children affected by IBD with the aims of:

  • finding a cure for IBD by funding good quality, peer reviewed, research and funding the training of doctors wishing to specialise in paediatric IBD
  • helping to improve the quality of life for children and young people with these conditions
  • helping to raise a wider awareness and understanding of this very complex, disabling condition

For 40 years, we have been getting closer to our goal through our ground-breaking research programme: