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Read the latest news stories from Back Up and the world of spinal cord injury.

Our dear friend and volunteer, Tim Scott, at the top of Mount Snowdon with his assistance dog

Tim Scott: A tribute to a wonderful volunteer and friend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and ...

A volunteer training session. These will now be led by the services development manager.

Volunteers to benefit from services development manager role

We’re delighted to announce that Ally Ward, who’s been a Back Up staff member for ...

Michelle, this month's Back Up Star, posing with a busker on our Next Steps course

Back Up Star – Michelle

We’re pleased to introduce Michelle, this month’s Back Up star. Michelle’s son James had a ...

Permitted work can help you get the confidence needed to get back to work

What is permitted work?

If you have a spinal cord injury, are considering returning to work, and in receipt ...

Our trustee Helen Cooke talked to us about being open with your disability during the recruitment process

How to be open about your disability during the recruitment process 

We recently spoke to Back Up trustee Helen Cooke about how to be open about your ...

An education advocate and student - both with a spinal cord injury - giving a presentation to the school community

We’ve updated our Education Inclusion toolkit

Every child and young person should be fully included in all aspects of their education ...

Shaun, our first ever Back Up Star, posing with the sign outside the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville

Back Up Star – Shaun

We're absolutely delighted to introduce Shaun as our first ever Back Up Star. Every month, ...

The CEOs and chairs of Back Up, Aspire, and SIA stood together outside the house of commons holding banners with the names of each charity

Leading charities to collaborate to fight for spinal cord injured people

Spinal cord injury charities the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Back Up and Aspire have today ...

Photo of CEO Sarah Bryan

CEO Update

Our CEO, Sarah Bryan, has decided to move on from Back Up to allow a ...

Chris being shown by Tina how to use his car adaptations to drive independently

Your guide to car adaptations and vehicle conversions

This article was sponsored by Sirus Automotive.  If you have sustained a spinal cord injury and ...