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.


A group of our course participants alking through Manchester

Jack’s story: Buddying on the Next Steps course

A buddy is a volunteer who comes along to make sure everyone gets the best ...

Bethany at our Youth Advisory Group

Bethany’s story: Being a young mentor

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

Our fantastic fundraising volunteers

Our volunteers don’t just help deliver our vital services, they also do a fantastic job ...

Jo Wright, our new chair of trustees

Back Up welcomes a new chair of trustees

We’re delighted to announce that Jo Wright will be taking over as our Chair of ...

Our volunteering quiz

Here at Back Up, there are plenty of ways you can help us by volunteering ...

Roger pushing down a sunny path

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019: Roger’s Story

For Spinal Cord Injury Awareness day, we’re focusing on the importance of having ‘a place ...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019

On Friday 17 May we are celebrating Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019.Together with ...

Alice and Sophie together before the Reading half marathon

Back Up Champion – Alice Worsley

Our newest Back Up champion is Alice Worsley. Alice took part in the Reading half ...

Photo of Melanie exercising in her racing chair - the featured image in her Three Marathons story

Melanie’s Story: Three marathons in three days

In January 2018, Melanie was out cycling on the country roads outside Inverness one day. ...

Photo of Hannah with her PAs - the featured image of her story about verbal independence

Hannah’s story: Verbal Independence

Hannah’s life changed completely when she was just fifteen years old. One day, she had ...