Stef Cormack Head of Services 020 8875 6745
Stef oversees the development of all our services and is always keen to hear your feedback and ideas about Back Up services.
Andy Masters* Outreach and Support Manager 020 8875 6723
Andy manages relationships with the 11 UK spinal centres and ensures inpatients and staff are informed about and have access to Back Up services. Andy began volunteering in the Back Up office whilst waiting to go on the Back Up to Work course. After that he became a volunteer wheelchair skills trainer, a group leader and finally a staff member in June 2012.
Michael Hipwell* Outreach and Support Coordinator 020 8875 6742
Michael helps manage relationships with the 11 UK spinal centres and ensures inpatients and staff are informed about and have access to Back Up services. Michael broke his neck at C6 playing rugby in 2000 and then toured the world playing wheelchair rugby for Great Britain. After settling down to family life after the birth of his son, Michael began volunteering at Back Up before joining the staff team in 2008.
Polly Nabarro Mentoring Manager 020 8875 6721
Polly manages our mentoring service for both adults and young people and is responsible for developing the service to further include family members. Polly's brother had a spinal cord injury in 2007 and Polly started working at Back Up in September 2013.
Charlie Fraser Mentoring Coordinator 020 8875 6763
Charlie works with Polly in the mentoring service, partnering up U18s affected by spinal cord injury and any family members who require mentoring support. Charlie's father had a spinal cord injury in 2000 and after volunteering for many years
Charlie became a Back Up staff member in April 2015.
Andrew Dickinson Mentoring Coordinator 020 8875 6761
Andrew works with Polly in the mentoring service, partnering up adults affected by spinal cord injury. Andrew's brother had a spinal cord injury in 2009 and after volunteering as a sibling mentor Andrew became a Back Up staff member in August 2015.
Jacques Liebenberg* Mentoring Coordinator 020 8875 6728
Jacques works with Polly in the mentoring service, partnering up adults affected by spinal cord injury. Jacques had a spinal cord injury in 1993 and after volunteering as a mentor became a Back Up staff member in January 2016.
Andy Adamson Interim Courses Manager 020 8875 6729
Andy is responsible for overseeing the co-ordination of all our adult and children's courses and looking after our Nurses, PAs and Group Leaders.
Merryn Thomas* Courses Coordinator 020 8875 6741
Merryn assists Ally with the smooth running of all the courses and with the administration of all volunteering in Back Up services. She is the main point of contact for all buddies and is happy to help in any way he can.
Beth Scrimshaw Under 18's Services Manager 0208 875 6762
Beth works across Outreach, Mentoring, Courses and the Schools Inclusion Service to provide great services to children and young people with spinal cord injuries. She is also coordinating the new participation work at Back Up to get children and young people more involved in decision making.
Ella Provan* Schools Inclusion Coordinator 0208 875 6764
Ella is responsible for ensuring that children and young people are fully included back into their schools after injury. She links up with a wide range of people involved in supporting children and families, and is working with the education sector to raise the profile of young people with spinal cord injury.
* spinally cord injured