2020 impact report

Christopher Morgan rowing. He learned some vital tips for living well aftr spinal cord injury on our What Next? course

Christopher’s story: The “What Next?” course

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, it can feel like every part of your life ...

One of our spinal circuit participants with her family

Spinal Circuit Case Studies

Charlotte – Individual Participant We caught up with Charlotte who took part in the Spinal Circuit ...

Some art from Toon In!

Toon In! Michael Payne Publishes Unofficial and Entirely Unsanctioned Olympic History to Support Back Up

Michael Payne, former Director of the IOC and longtime Olympic commentator, today published “Toon ...

Jonathan, one of our mentors for Supporting young people with a spinal cord injury, waterskiing

Jonathan’s story: Supporting young people with a spinal cord injury

Did you know that Back Up is the only charity in the UK with ...

Shelley, who has a spinal cord injury. Read on to learn how we helped her this spinal cord injury awareness day 2021

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021: Shelley’s story

This Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, we spoke to Shelley, one of our volunteers. She ...

Emma, a wheelchair user. This spinal cord injury awareness day, learn how our app helped her

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021: Emma’s story

Back Up worked with Cognizant to develop a wheelchair skills training app to reach ...

A participant abseiling on one of our Back Up courses

Back Up courses are set to return this summer

We are thrilled to announce that Back Up courses are returning this summer! Over the past ...

Anita on a mountainside. Anita recently did our Spinal Circuit challenge.

Back Up Champion – Anita

This month’s Back Up Champion is Anita, who raised an incredible £1027 taking ...

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 ...