Independence

Andrew smiling after his marathon and with friends

Andrew’s story: Defining my independence

In 2011, Andrew was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained a T10 level spinal ...

Maisie and her mother Michelle smiling at a festival

Maisie and Michelle’s story: Parenting and spinal cord injury

In 2015, Maisie was sitting in a school assembly when she felt a sudden pain ...

Beth’s story: Another meaning for independence

It could be thought that being dependent on others is the antithesis of being independent. ...

Back Up awarded ‘most deserving snowsport charity’ by SIGB

Back Up has won the Snow Sport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) ...

Jemima’s story: The Push

I have always been a very active, outdoorsy girl. I love going out with friends, ...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Trish’s story

In 1990 I was studying Hospitality Management in Edinburgh. Over the Christmas holidays I visited ...

Airplane mid flight

Flying tips for people with a spinal cord injury

Worried about flying? Read our top tips for travelling by plane when you have a ...

Katie’s story: Life as a young person with spinal cord injury

Research found that adults with spinal cord injury who were injured in childhood are less ...

How London to Paris ride helped Siby to rebuild independence

It was 1994 when a motorcycle accident changed Siby's life overnight. She was young, confident ...

Will Clark: Being independent with high level injury

This month of our 30th anniversary year, we are talking about independence and what ...