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 6773 to speak to our communications team. Alternatively email media@backuptrust.org.uk. We monitor these inboxes both in and out of hours.


A review of 2021, from Back Up CEO Abigail Lock

Read on for a blog from our CEO Abigail Lock about how Back Up has ...

Hear what people we supported have to say about our mentoring service

We recently gathered together a group of people who benefitted from our mentoring service, ...

Hanna, a young wheelchair user who we helped with spinal cord injury questions

Hanna’s story: Answering questions about spinal cord injury.

Discover how our mentoring service helped Hanna when she had spinal cord injury questions. When Hanna ...

Back Up launches a new animation explaining spinal cord injury to children

We’re thrilled to launch a fun new animation which explains spinal cord injury to children. Back ...

A family with their young son, who is a wheelchair user. Our Education Inclusion Toolkit is there to help children and young people affected by spinal cord injury in education.

Back Up launches new Education Inclusion Toolkit

Back Up, the only UK charity with dedicated services for children and young people affected ...

The Back Up “What Next?” course returns

We’re thrilled to announce that our first fully virtual course, "What Next?", is back ...

Ellis, who told us about what she learned about changing your outlook after spinal cord injury, using her wheelchair

Ellis’s story: Living confidently – how to change your outlook for the future

We recently spoke to Ellis, who told us about what she learned about changing your ...

Steve playing wheelchair rugby. Reado n to discover how he adapted to ageing after spinal cord injury.

Steve’s story: Ageing with a spinal cord injury

Read on for a blog from Steve, who told us about his experiences ageing with ...

James with his tractor on returning to work confidently after a spinal cord injury

Back Up and Into Work launch: How to return to work confidently

Today, we are thrilled to launch Back Up and Into Work, our employment toolkit. ...

Give a virtual gift and transform lives affected by spinal cord injury

Increasing numbers of people are asking for charity donations in place of presents. We ...