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.

Michelle volunteering as a buddy and smiling with a participant

Michelle’s story: Volunteering for my son

At the age of two, Michelle’s son, James, was involved in a road traffic accident ...

Staff member Andrew speaks at the 56th International Spinal Cord Injury Conference

Andrew Dickinson | The future of family outreach

I took over Back Up’s Family Outreach and Support service in April 2017 and, since ...

Back Up recruits first Outreach and Support Coordinator in Scotland

Back Up has been working across Scotland for a number of years, providing mentoring, outreach ...

Smiles from Kat and Alex from Community Fundraising team

Do-it-yourself fundraising for Back Up

At Back Up, we are lucky to have so many passionate supporters that want to ...

Jane with a friend on an evening out

Jane’s story: Finding my future

Jane was affected by degeneration of the spine, and in 2015 she underwent an operation ...

Batwoman and the Joker join forces as MCs

Back Up Heroes and Villains ball 2017: A super success

Heroes and villains joined forces for one special night of the year to support Back ...

Sam at Youth Advisory Group week in Coventry

Christmas Appeal 2017

This Christmas, another child will find out that they have a spinal cord injury. When Sam ...

Participants taking part in Parallel London 2017

Back Up takes on Parallel London

After the success of last year’s Parallel London we were ready to take part ...

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 ...

Participants on the Back Up to Work course listening to an industry professional

Back Up’s commitment to employment

At Back Up, we are dedicated to supporting people to get the most out of ...