Statistical information on people currently receiving Attendance Allowance (AA), including the numbers with a main disabling condition of inflammatory bowel disease, and their location, is available from the DWP Tabulation Tool: http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html.
These data relate to the claimant’s main disabling condition at the time their claim is awarded. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions, but these cannot be identified from the data the department holds. Therefore there may be other claimants in receipt of AA who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease who are not captured in the above data.
Information on disabling conditions is not collected at the initial claim application stage.