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.

George Robinson, a former Back Up service user, in Sex Education Season 2

Sex Education Season 2’s George Robinson talks about acting, intimacy, and spinal cord injury

As season two of Sex Education is released on Netflix we interviewed George Robinson, who ...

This is Spinal Crap recording their podcast

This is Spinal Crap: Podcasting after spinal cord injury

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, having the right support is essential. That’s why six ...

Adrian posing by a wall with a bike

Adrian’s story: The Manchester Marathon

In 2016 Adrian was participating in a cycling challenge from Newcastle to London, riding with ...

Andrew, a wheelchair user, being lifted over a fence during the Ben Nevis push

Andrew’s story: Conquering Ben Nevis

Here at Back Up, we’re always looking for exciting new ways to raise funds for ...

Dan’s story: Supporting family members

Back Up doesn’t just support people with a spinal cord injury. We also provide vital ...

Laura, a young volunteer, out on a woodland push.

Laura’s story: Giving up time to be a young volunteer

Laura’s life was suddenly changed at a young age. After being diagnosed with scoliosis she ...

Three of our fantastic fundraising challenge participants taking on the London Marathon, the Snowdon Push, and the Ben Nevis push

2019 fundraising challenge highlights

This year, we’ve held some fantastic fundraising challenges to raise money for our life-changing ...

Two people shaking hands

Your contacts could change the world

Charitable trusts play an important role in funding Back Up’s work - allowing us ...

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 ...