News

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

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 ...

Young person with a spinal cord injury on one of our multi-activity courses

Back Up secure funding to pilot NHS care pathway for children and young people

In April 2019, Back Up were delighted to secure funding from Stewart Investors to support ...

Jo Wright, our new chair of trustees

Back Up welcomes a new chair of trustees

We’re delighted to announce that Jo Wright will be taking over as our Chair of ...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019

On Friday 17 May we are celebrating Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019.Together with ...

An image for our bladder and bowels tips piece showing a pair of gloved hands prepare an indwelling catheter

Taking care of your bladder and bowels: An expert’s top tips

Please note, Back Up are not medical professionals. We are just sharing information from a ...

A close-up photo of a Back Up wheelchair skill trainer's chair

Spinal cord injury paralyses someone every four hours, new estimates reveal

• New data estimates that 2,500 people are injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord ...

A photo of two people we've supported with their baby girl

March is Free Wills Month

This March, we've partnered with makeawillonline.co.uk to offer free wills to Back Up Supporters ...

A row of standing mixers for cake making in front of a wall with the Cake Boy logo on

Back Up Champion – Eric Lanlard

Our newest Back Up Champion is the renown Pâtissier Eric Lanlard who is also owner ...

Two women talk by a table. One of them is a wheelchair user.

Female experiences with sexuality after spinal cord injury

We recently spoke to Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist, Helen Thrussell, about her research into female ...

Our Back Up champion Emma sat with her father while he was in recovery

Back Up Champion – Alice Tweddell

This month's Back Up champion is the fabulous fundraiser Alice Tweddell. She first heard of ...