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.

A photo of Melissa on a beach with her Personal Assistant, and Dom speaking at our annual City Dinner

Melissa & Dom: Living an active life with personal assistants

Melissa and Dom both have a high level spinal cord injury. Although they have had ...

Our top tips for working with a personal assistant

Having a personal assistant (PA) can help you work, socialise, and travel - but it ...

Rachael supporting a participant on our Edinburgh City skills course

Rachael’s Q & A: Working as a personal assistant

The work of a personal assistant can be varied, challenging, and very rewarding. We spoke ...

Richard and Julie - two of our fantastic wheelchair skills trainers on our Edinburgh City Skills course

Julie & Richard: Teaching on our Edinburgh City Skills course

Recently we held our Edinburgh City Skills course. Two of our fantastic wheelchair skills ...

Chloe, a person with a spinal cord injury who can walk, standing in a field with her partner.

Chloe’s story: Changing careers

In 2014, Chloe’s life suddenly changed forever. She was affected by a rare condition – ...

Steve’s story: Getting back to work

Steve was decorating at home when he was hit by sudden bouts of severe pins ...

Tina, who experiences pain after spinal cord injury, sitting outside on a bench

Tina’s story: Pain after spinal cord injury

Like many people with a spinal cord injury, I have two types of pain: neuropathic ...

A group shot of our wonderful volunteers

Celebrating our fantastic volunteers at the Get Busy Living Centre

Here at Back Up, we have a fantastic community of volunteers that play an ...

Sue, with her team on top of Mount Snowdon

Sue summits Snowdon

Before her injury, Sue was a keen fitness enthusiast and particularly passionate about jogging. ...

David’s story: Group leading for the first time

Eleven years ago, David was out for a ride on his motorbike when he was ...