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 from the communications team.


Participants taking part in Parallel London 2017

News: Back Up takes on Parallel London

After the success of last year’s Parallel London we were ready to take part ...

Andy and his colleagues smiling and laughing at the Dragon Boat Race

Blog: Andy’s story: Getting my company involved

After a diving accident in 1996, Andy’s life changed dramatically when he sustained a spinal ...

Participants on the Back Up to Work course listening to an industry professional

News: Back Up’s commitment to employment

At Back Up, we are dedicated to supporting people to get the most out of ...

Back Up to Work participants working together

Blog: Ozey’s story: Understanding my skills

After a motorbike accident in 2014 left Ozey with an incomplete spinal cord injury, he ...

Guests and Back Up staff having fun at the Ball

Blog: Celebrating our volunteers at Back Up Ball

With only five weeks to go until our Heroes and Villains Ball, the Back ...

Two people with a spinal cord injury smiling in a park

Blog: Boost for Back Up mentoring

Back Up’s mentoring programme is now in its 11th year and we’re delighted to have ...

Tony on a day out to the beach

Blog: Tony’s story: I’m looking forward to life

In 2013, Tony was enjoying life. He had his own flat, an active lifestyle and ...

A group of volunteers talking at our mentor training in January 2017

Blog: Mentoring and positive mental health

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, 2017, and we’d like to share ...

Rachel and her mother Angela at fundraising concert Chords for Cords

Blog: Rachel’s story: A new outlook

In late 2015, Rachel was involved in a road traffic accident in Ireland and, as ...

Photo of Bethany on our U13s Exmoor multi-activity course

News: Volunteer Spotlight – Bethany Francis

We are thrilled to highlight Bethany’s achievements as a young volunteer this month. Bethany is ...