Spinal cord injury means lifelong paralysis and can be devastating but it shouldn’t stop you from getting the most out of life. Every year, Back Up transforms the lives of hundreds of people facing paralysis with training to learn new wheelchair skills and build up confidence, enabling them to reclaim their independence.

Ever wondered how wheelchair skills can help you get around where you live? Join the Dots is our new community based wheelchair skills training, helping you to master the skills that will help you get around where you live. Check out our videos below, looking at how individuals use wheelchair skills to join the dots from A to B and get where they want to be. Public transport is not as accessible as it should be, but that doesn't mean you need to lose your independence. With the right support and training, you can learn to Join the Dots and navigate your city safely.

Check out the Join the Dots videos:

Race across London

A trip to the city

Back wheel balance

Spatial awareness

One handed pushing

Getting around Chorley

Joining the dots in your town!
Over the next year we will be starting to roll out Join the Dots wheelchair skills sessions in the towns around spinal units, giving you the chance to practice wheelchair skills in a real world environment
! Read about our first session session in Belfast here.

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