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Part of The IBS Network’s mission is to campaign for better services and facilities for IBS. Below are two campaigns we are supporting.  But we can only succeed with your help, so help us to help you better by signing our petition and supporting our campaigns. 

Collabro’s Thomas Redgrave named Charity Ambassador Thursday 9th March 2017

The IBS Network, the national charity that helps people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is delighted to announce that Thomas Redgrave from the world’s most successful music theatre group, Collabro, has been named as its Ambassador.

Through raising awareness and sharing his experiences of living with IBS, Thomas’ role as Ambassador is vital to champion the work of The IBS Network, by ensuring that those with this debilitating condition can receive the support they need.

Commenting on his decision to take on the role of Ambassador, Thomas said:

“Having had IBS since I was a child, I know the impact it has long-term on so many people’s lives. I came forward as an Ambassador for The IBS Network to talk openly about my experiences, increase awareness of IBS, help the charity raise much needed funds and to break the taboo surrounding the condition.”

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Promoting IBS Awareness Month in AprilThursday 23rd March 2017

Throughout April, The IBS Network the national charity that supports people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, will be promoting IBS Awareness Month. By talking openly about this debilitating long-term condition, the charity aims to encourage more research, improve education and promote effective self-management for those with IBS. At any one time, the illness affects between 10-20% of the UK population, or approximately 12 million people and is believed to cost the NHS £200m annually.* 

To mark IBS Awareness Month, the charity is offering the first 100 people who sign up to become members of The IBS Network in April the chance to receive a free Radar Key.**
To join, call 0114 272 3253 or visit our website.  Members benefit from accessing advice from specialist IBS medical professionals via the helpline and online, use of the IBS Self-Care Programme and symptom tracker as well as a ‘Can’t Wait’ card, including an International travel card, factsheets, specialist recipes and ongoing support.

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Asda Leading the way in recognising that not all disabilities are visible.Friday 12th August 2016

Alison Reid, Chief Executive Officer at The IBS Network

“We were delighted to see that Asda is leading the way in recognising that not all disabilities are visible. By introducing the new signs across their stores, customers will not question or cause embarrassment to people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and similar conditions, who need to use disabled toilets.   

People who live with IBS can experience many different symptoms, which include the need to go to the toilet immediately and result in distress and humiliation if they are forced to wait.  Let’s hope that other supermarkets, stores and public places follow Asda’s lead.

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IBS and Work Tuesday 8th November 2016

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a serious, long-term condition that can cause disability and disrupt both your social and working life. With around 10-20% of the UK population living with IBS, this represents a significant number who are affected in the workplace. It is estimated that Britain’s businesses lose almost £3 billion every year through sick days related to gut health.

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Knowing as Healing Monday 10th October 2016

Do you have irritable bowel syndrome?

Are you interested in ways of living well with this condition?

We are offering people with irritable bowel syndrome the opportunity to participate in our next cycle of storying workshops. This is part of the University of Sheffield’s Knowing as Healing project, a collaboration between the University and the IBS Network. The project is led by Vicky Grant, a Researcher-Librarian in the University and a Trustee here at the IBS Network, our national charity for people living with irritable bowel syndrome.

The workshops are free and open to anyone who lives with IBS. Each workshop takes place in the Information Commons, at the University of Sheffield and lasts for two hours.

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