Stories

Luke and Pete

Pete’s story: a family member’s mental health is important too

Spinal cord injury affects the lives of everyone around the injured individual. Pete knows this ...

Kate and Jasper wearing sunglasses

Kate’s story: Parenting in lockdown

Aside from my general worries about the state of the world right now, as a ...

Back Up Champion – Brian Abram

We are delighted to announce this month’s Back Up champion, Brian Abram. You may already ...

Family outside. Help us help others like these during the coronavirus crisis

Emergency coronavirus appeal

Coronavirus has thrown us a curveball. Everyone is having to adapt to a new norm ...

a person washing hands in line with coronavirus advice.

Important information and updates about coronavirus and our services

The team at Back Up are closely monitoring government advice on coronavirus. We know that ...

Emma @Sittingdownstyle, a wheelchair user model, posing for a photo in the sun

@sittingdownstyle: Emma’s story

You may know Emma Birch by her Instagram alias @sittingdownstyle. She’s a stylish influencer ...

Daisy, a young person with an incomplete spinal cord injury who uses both a walking stick and a wheelchair to get around

Daisy’s story: Growing up with an incomplete spinal cord injury

When she was only nine months old, Daisy was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on ...

Sophie while climbing Kilimanjaro with a spinal cord injury

Climbing Kilimanjaro with a spinal cord injury

A trip of a lifetime ended with a sudden accident for Sophie. Back in 2009 ...

Jill and Jacques, two people with an incomplete spinal cord injury, told us their stories

Incomplete spinal cord injury explained: Jill and Jacques’ stories

We spoke to two people who have lived with an incomplete spinal cord injury for ...

Tracy, our office volunteer and February Back Up star

Back Up Star: Tracy

This month’s Back Up star is Tracy, one of our amazing office volunteers. After Tracy sustained ...