News

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

Shaun, one of our wheelchair skills trainers, 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 ...

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 ...