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Getting back to school after the Covid-19 disruption

Back to school This article was published in August 2020 – the information may be out of date All children have experienced huge change throughout these past few months. With their return to school imminent, they may have questions or concerns about what it will be like. Some children will be excited and others worried […]

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Blog: Sam’s story: Volunteering as a family mentor during the covid-19 pandemic

We spoke to Sam, one of our fantastic volunteer family mentors, to find out how this service is helping people in these tricky times. Spinal cord injury affects everyone around the person who sustained the injury. In Sam’s case, her life was changed forever when her partner Andy sustained a C7 level spinal cord injury […]

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Blog: Covid-19 and me: A parent’s account of their son contracting coronavirus

This is a guest blog written by Anna-Marina whose son, who has a spinal cord injury, contracted Covid-19. Read on to find out how their family navigated both this illness as well as spinal cord injury.  Living with a child who has a spinal cord injury is challenging at the best of times. Over the […]

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Covid-19 signposting

Covid-19 signposting The past few weeks have been tricky, especially if you are affected by spinal cord injury. You may be feeling anxious after spending time self-isolating, or frustrated that your day to day routine has changed significantly and suddenly because of covid-19. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of external links to resources, applications […]

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Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury

Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury We have worked collaboratively with Dr Allison Graham, Consultant Physician in spinal cord injury (with specialist interest in paediatric injury) to produce the following specific information on Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury. Throughout this piece we link to the NHS, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

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Why I’m Pushing Forwards

Why I’m Pushing Forwards with Back Up You can set up your regular gift to Back Up here. Read on to meet some of our regular supporters and their reasons for Pushing Forwards with Back Up. Rosie I’m a volunteer wheelchair skills trainer, mentor, and a regular giver. As a mentor I am regularly in […]

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Blog: Heels for Wheels: An interview with our patron Sophie Morgan

Back Up has recently launched an exciting new campaign – Heels for Wheels! We are thrilled to be working with celebrities from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and sport to host an online auction to raise funds for our vital services. We will be auctioning off shoes owned by these famous faces – from heels […]

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Youth Online Activities Day

Youth Online Activities Day Join us for a day of fun, online sessions Lockdown has really limited our activities and chance to meet up with friends. You may be looking at other opportunities to do something fun and interesting outside of the virtual classroom. That’s why we’ve created our first ever Youth Online Activities Day […]

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Youth Break Out Lounges: Zoom support for children and young people with a spinal cord injury

Youth Break Out Lounges Important: Please read all the information on this page before registering. Are you a child or young person with a spinal cord injury who would like to chat with or hear from others in a similar situation? Join up to our Youth Break Out Lounges where you can: – Talk to […]

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Education Health and Care Plan webinar

Education Health and Care Plan webinar Register today for our free webinar on understanding Education Health and Care Plans Back Up are delighted to announce that we have worked with Shoosmiths education law solicitors to offer a free Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) webinar for parents delivered by an education law solicitor. This will […]

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