Latest news and blogs

Read the latest news from Back Up to find out what we’re up to across the country. We also have a dedicated blog with amazing stories from people of all ages with a spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the volunteers, staff, professionals and fundraisers who support them.

For media enquiries, comment and interviews, please call 020 8875 1805 and ask to speak to the communications team.


This Giving Tuesday, you can transform lives of oyung people like Emerson - a 5 year old boy with a spinal cord injury.

This Giving Tuesday, double your donation at no extra cost

This Giving Tuesday, you can help transform even more lives of people affected by ...

David and Nicky - one of our family volunteers- at their wedding

Nicky’s story: Family volunteering

At Back Up, we understand that the best people to give support and share advice ...

A picture of Emerson, a young wheelchair user, next to a picture of our CEO abigail lock. BBC Children in Need did a short film and animation about emerson's journey

Back Up and BBC Children in Need: A blog from our CEO Abigail Lock

Back Up is the only charity in the UK with dedicated services for children ...

Discover how Annelore found mentoring helpful after moving in with her partner who has a spinal cord injury.

Annelore’s story: Mentoring for partners

Annelore’s partner, Ed, has a high level spinal cord injury. He sustained it in a ...

Michelle and her family, after taking on their family fundraisingchallenge

Michelle’s story: Taking on a family fundraising challenge

Michelle and her family took on an exciting family fundraising challenge to raise funds for ...

Ben, who benefitted from our Back Up to Work course

Ben’s story: Getting Back Up to Work

Our Back Up to Work course was there to show Ben his full potential when ...

In the cloud virtual festival header. Sponsored by Hollister Incorporated and Eversholt Rail

What is our In the Cloud virtual festival?

Now’s your chance to get a festival pass to the Back Up community’s biggest ...

One of the people we've supported, working from home.

Working from home with a spinal cord injury

Read on for a guide by Becky Hill, our former chair of trustees, on her ...

ageing with a spinal cord injury - we are here to support you

Busting myths about ageing with a spinal cord injury

Whether you have lived with a spinal cord injury for a long time or were ...

The Back Up Ball through the years

The Back Up Ball is one of our most popular, longest standing events. It's ...