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Jersey Ostomy Society

Membership Number: AJC152 / Registered Charity Number: 326

The objects of the Society shall be to:

a) Provide support to those who have undergone, or are about to undergo, Urostomy, Ileostomy, Colostomy diversions, together with their families, friends and carers, to adjust to life with a stoma after such diversions, including –

i. social activity such as gatherings, meetings, meals, coffee mornings, encouraging travel (especially short trips) off the Island and other activities;

ii. psychological support through a “buddy” system both before and after surgery;

iii. financial assistance to individuals through clinical and needs-based assessment of applications; and;

iv. advice on suitable equipment and products that will make living with a stoma easier and more fulfilling

b) Raise public, government, company and employer awareness and understanding of the special needs of those who live with stomas and campaign for the provision of specially adapted toilet facilities, travel facilities etc. and many other things which the general public take for granted.

c) Advise on and assist in the provision of exercise for health facilities for those with stomas. Advise also on suitable available clothing, swimwear etc.

d) Provide specific help to children and teenagers, and their families, having to cope with growing up and living with stomas.

e) Increase efforts to provide ongoing support for better mental health amongst ostomy patients, their close families and friends.

e: bevan.anthony@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary: Bevan Anthony