Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, 1 – 7 December

Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, is supporting international Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, which takes place between 1-7 December. The campaign is highlighting the impact of living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Chron's and Colitis UK

National patient charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, have joined other international groups to raise the awareness and understanding of these complex, life-long and potentially life-threatening conditions. Living with IBD can have a huge impact on every aspect of a person’s life, with serious physical and mental health implications.

Mr Evennett said “These are unpredictable diseases that affect many of my constituents. Inflammatory bowel diseases can cause real struggles for people suffering from these conditions. This Awareness Week is therefore important so that we can reach out to more people who may be feeling isolated or coping badly with their health.”

Advice and support can be obtained from the following sources:

Information service
01727 73 44 70
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
Thu: 09:00 – 13:00

Crohn’s & Colitis Support
0121 737 9931
(Mon to Fri: 13:00 – 15:30 and 18:30 – 21:00)

Disability Benefits service
01727 73 44 70
(Mon to Fri: 10:00 – 13:00)

Parent to Parent service
01727 73 44 70
(Mon to Fri: 10:00 – 13:00)

You can also visit www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

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