Caring for someone with IBD

What to expect

This section of the website has lots of links to resources to help people with IBD, and their carers, get the information they need to take ownership of their condition.

In New Zealand, there are more than 430,000 carers looking after people with diverse needs. Each role is different, but they share common features and challenges. Read more about carers in New Zealand below and browse other sections for more specific information on caring for someone with IBD.

Who are carers, what do they do, and what support is available? See Carers NZ for more information. You can also download the Carers info pack, which has information about the types of support available to carers, tools for emergency care planning, self-care tools and a guide for carers.