Blog

Read inspiring blogs from people with a spinal cord injury and their family members – as well as Back Up volunteers, supporters and staff members. If you would like to write a blog about your experiences, please email our communications team.

Julie, who has been a Back Up volunteer ofr 30 years, pushing up a street

Celebrating Julie’s 30 years as a Back Up volunteer

Volunteers are a big part of Back Up. We were founded by volunteers and ...

Jude’s story: Walking after spinal cord injury

Every spinal cord injury is as unique as the person who sustains it, and some ...

A couple who we helped with their wellbeing after spinal cord injury

Wellbeing after spinal cord injury

Taking care of your wellbeing after spinal cord injury is vital. Back Up's services are ...

Lynne, who we helped with family mentoring after spinal cord injury

Lynne’s story: Family mentoring after spinal cord injury

At Back Up, we are here for everyone affected by spinal cord injury. This includes ...

A family where one of the parents has a spinal cord injury. Read on for a guide to spring cleaning your finances from Aspire's Money Matters service

Spring clean your finances – guest blog from Aspire’s Money Matters service

After spinal cord injury, money may be a worry. Our partner charity Aspire runs a ...

Jenna, who uses a Sirus Automotive WAV to live independently

Jenna’s story – using a Sirus Drive from Wheelchair vehicle

This blog was sponsored by Sirus Automotive. Jenna, 33, from Sligo sustained a C5/6 spinal ...

Our patron and founder of Heels for Wheels, Sophie Morgan

Heels for Wheels: An interview with our patron Sophie Morgan

Back Up has recently launched an exciting new campaign – Heels for Wheels! We ...

one of our trainers who provided content for our wheelchair skills app

Back Up launches new wheelchair skills app

We know it can initially be daunting getting around as a wheelchair user. This is ...

Will, one of our power chair skill trainers

Will’s story: Power chair skills and independence

After spinal cord injury, one of the hardest parts can be feeling like you’ve lost ...

a man using a wheelchair attachment

Your guide to choosing your wheelchair attachment

This article was sponsored by our Wheelchair panel members – GRX Life, RGK Wheelchairs, Cyclone ...