News

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

a wheelchair user tackling a hill with support from an assistant on one of our courses

Choosing an agency to provide your personal assistants

This article was sponsored by Total Community Care. We know that having the right care ...

Abigail Lock, our new CEO

CEO Update: Abigail Lock to start in February

Our new CEO Abigail Lock will be starting in February. She is stepping in to ...

Leading spinal cord injury charities unite to call for urgent action on care

Three of the UK’s leading spinal injuries charities have published “More than a number” ...

Kamari, this month's Back Up Star, on a woodland push on one of our multi activity courses

Back Up Star – Kamari

We’re excited to introduce our young volunteer Kamari as this month’s Back Up Star. After attending ...

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 ...