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.


Kamari, this month's Back Up Star, on a woodland push on one of our multi activity courses

Back Up Star – Kamari

We’re excited to introduce our young volunteer Kamari as this month’s Back Up Star. After attending ...

Andrew, a wheelchair user, being lifted over a fence during the Ben Nevis push

Andrew’s story: Conquering Ben Nevis

Here at Back Up, we’re always looking for exciting new ways to raise funds for ...

Dan’s story: Supporting family members

Back Up doesn’t just support people with a spinal cord injury. We also provide vital ...

Laura, a young volunteer, out on a woodland push.

Laura’s story: Giving up time to be a young volunteer

Laura’s life was suddenly changed at a young age. After being diagnosed with scoliosis she ...

Our dear friend and volunteer, Tim Scott, at the top of Mount Snowdon with his assistance dog

Tim Scott: A tribute to a wonderful volunteer and friend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and ...

Three of our fantastic fundraising challenge participants taking on the London Marathon, the Snowdon Push, and the Ben Nevis push

2019 fundraising challenge highlights

This year, we’ve held some fantastic fundraising challenges to raise money for our life-changing ...

Two people shaking hands

Your contacts could change the world

Charitable trusts play an important role in funding Back Up’s work - allowing us ...

A photo of Melissa on a beach with her Personal Assistant, and Dom speaking at our annual City Dinner

Melissa & Dom: Living an active life with personal assistants

Melissa and Dom both have a high level spinal cord injury. Although they have had ...

Our top tips for working with a personal assistant

Having a personal assistant (PA) can help you work, socialise, and travel - but it ...

Rachael supporting a participant on our Edinburgh City skills course

Rachael’s Q & A: Working as a personal assistant

The work of a personal assistant can be varied, challenging, and very rewarding. We spoke ...