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

sarah, someone who regained her independence after a high level spinal cord injury, travelling in cambodia

Sarah’s story: Keeping independent with a high level injury

Sarah has been living life with a spinal cord injury for a long time now. ...

Paul, out for a walk on his spinal circuit challenge

Paul’s story: Walking the Spinal Circuit

In these tricky times, we are more thankful than ever for the support of our ...

Hannah, a 17 year old with a spinal cord injury, told us about how she is keeping kmotivated during the coronavirus school closures

Keeping motivated during school closures

For young people with a spinal cord injury, this is a tricky time. School ...

Due to the ongoing situation, we are operating with a reduced workforce and are re-prioritising resources. We have taken the decision to close the online shop at the end of April. The shop will reopen - we just can't say when yet.

Third Sector names Back Up one of the 10 best charities to work for

We’re thrilled to announce that Third Sector has named us one of the 10 best ...

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 ...

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 ...