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

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, ...

A group shot of our wonderful volunteers

Celebrating our fantastic volunteers at the Get Busy Living Centre

Here at Back Up, we have a fantastic community of volunteers that play an ...

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 ...

Sue, with her team on top of Mount Snowdon

Sue summits Snowdon

Before her injury, Sue was a keen fitness enthusiast and particularly passionate about jogging. ...

David’s story: Group leading for the first time

Eleven years ago, David was out for a ride on his motorbike when he was ...

Peter, a chin controlled power chair user, grinning after winning the "spirit of the push" award at our annual Snowdon Push challenge.

Peter’s story: Teaching power chair skills

Peter’s life changed in a split second. He was riding a mountain bike trail ...

Photo of CEO Sarah Bryan

CEO Update

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

Kevin, one of our young volunteers, giving a talk on spinal cord injury at his school

Education inclusion: Our top tips

Every child and young person has the right to be included in their education. That’s ...

Dan’s story: Trying a new challenge

A tumour on Dan’s spine led to a T4 complete spinal cord injury, which left ...

Clair, a spinal cord injured mum, holding her baby on her lap in a snowy field

Clair’s story: Becoming a mum after spinal cord injury

Being a mother is never easy. Sleepless nights and anxieties are very common, but a ...