BDRF exists to improve the lives of people affected by bowel disease in any way shape or form. That includes people who have an ileostomy after surgery.
Ileostomies are a life saving, life changing treatment option. Many people with IBD have their lives transformed for the better by one. They help many others to beat bowel cancer.
Life with an ileostomy does come with its challenges though, and quality of life can be affected as people adjust to such a major change.
So, we’ve teamed up with Ileostomy Association and the Kingston Trust once again – to support research focussed on the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of people with an ileostomy. Together want to make sure patients get the best possible support and care – before, during and after ileostomy surgery.
Full details of the grants available to researchers are available here. If you are a healthcare professional or researcher with an interest in this field, please apply.
And finally, we want to spread the word about these grants to get as many high quality applications as possible – so please help us by sharing this post!