New Beginnings

photo of Matt and his daughter

Matt’s story: Parenting with a spinal cord injury

Being a parent is often challenging but being a parent with a spinal cord injury ...

Photo of Sophie

Sophie’s story: My injury doesn’t define me

During a family holiday to America in 2010, Sophie was involved in a car accident ...

Luke in his living room at home

Rich’s story: Becoming a wheelchair skills trainer

In 2009, Rich was on an exciting holiday in Cyprus with a group of close ...

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 ...

Katy with other participants on Skills for Independence course

Katy’s story: A new beginning

In October 2005, I was working as a primary school teacher.  One day, I was ...

Sam Hows: Volunteering as a buddy on our courses

What inspired you to volunteer as a buddy on Back Up’s Moving forwards course?I was ...

Bethany’s story: Throwing my own event

I first got involved with Back Up when I was at Oswestry spinal injury unit. ...

Kierson’s story: Back Up to Work

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