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 Mark or Paula from the communications team.


Education advocate giving talk to primary school children

News: Supporting children and young people in education

As the end of Summer approaches, we know lots of young people and their families ...

photo of Matt and his daughter

Blog: Matt’s story: Parenting with a spinal cord injury

Being a parent is often challenging but being a parent with a spinal cord injury ...

Photo of Sophie

Blog: Sophie’s story: My injury doesn’t define me

During a family holiday to America in 2010, Sophie was involved in a car accident ...

Image of John and Sue

News: Summer Grand Prize Draw

Raffle tickets for this year's Summer Grand Prize Draw should have landed on your doormat. ...

Ollie with two participants during the training in Delhi

Blog: Ollie’s story: India and spinal cord injury

Ollie recently went on a trip to Delhi, India, on behalf of Motivation and the ...

Luke, his wife and dog smile on a beach

Blog: Luke’s story: Camping with a high level injury

While on holiday in the south of France in 1995, Luke broke his neck after ...

Dave and his PA encounter a cow while in Goa

Blog: Dave’s story: Travelling with a PA

In 2000 while living in Zimbabwe, Dave sustained a spinal cord injury at C4/5 level ...

Participant on one of our multi-activity courses

News: New report into living well with a spinal cord injury long term

Last year, Back Up conducted a survey with a small group of people who have ...

Malene, Back Up Ball committee member, smiling and organising the event

Blog: Malene’s Q&A: Volunteering at the Back Up Ball

The Back Up Ball is our biggest annual party and it brings together everyone ...

Mirka with her partner Martin at her birthday party

Blog: Mirka’s story: Becoming a partner mentor

Mirka’s partner, Martin, was involved in a road traffic accident in 2014. Martin was cycling ...