Employment

Sharon posing on her bike and shortly after being discharged from hospital

Sharon’s story: Doing something worthwhile

In 2001, Sharon developed Transverse Myelitis, a rare condition which causes inflammation of the spinal ...

Andy and his colleagues smiling and laughing at the Dragon Boat Race

Andy’s story: Getting my company involved

After a diving accident in 1996, Andy’s life changed dramatically when he sustained a spinal ...

Back Up to Work participants working together

Ozey’s story: Understanding my skills

After a motorbike accident in 2014 left Ozey with an incomplete spinal cord injury, he ...

Shelley and other participants on Next Steps course

Shelley’s story: Becoming an occupational therapist

On Friday 15th November 2013, I was driving to work as usual. It was a ...

Alex’s story: Finding my first job

I’ve never had a job before.I was in formal education until 2014 when I graduated ...

Kierson’s story: Back Up to Work

It was back in 1998 when I fell from the balcony of my apartment in ...

Becky Hill Q & A: Back Up To Work

This month, we're discussing employment issues for people with a spinal cord injury. In this ...

Tom’s story: Returning to education

In 2013 I had been living in China for three years studying Mandarin and Kung ...

Stef Cormack: Work is good for you

At Back Up we’re here to support people to get the most out of life.  ...

Alex’s story: My journey into employment

In 2011 I was studying economics at the University of Manchester. Between my second and ...