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.

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Michelle, this month's Back Up Star, posing with a busker on our Next Steps course

Back Up Star – Michelle

We’re pleased to introduce Michelle, this month’s Back Up star. Michelle’s son James had a ...

Chloe, a person with a spinal cord injury who can walk, standing in a field with her partner.

Chloe’s story: Changing careers

In 2014, Chloe’s life suddenly changed forever. She was affected by a rare condition – ...

Permitted work can help you get the confidence needed to get back to work

What is permitted work?

If you have a spinal cord injury, are considering returning to work, and in receipt ...

Our trustee Helen Cooke talked to us about being open with your disability during the recruitment process

How to be open about your disability during the recruitment process 

We recently spoke to Back Up trustee Helen Cooke about how to be open about your ...

Steve’s story: Getting back to work

Steve was decorating at home when he was hit by sudden bouts of severe pins ...

An education advocate and student - both with a spinal cord injury - giving a presentation to the school community

We’ve updated our Education Inclusion toolkit

Every child and young person should be fully included in all aspects of their education ...

Tina, who experiences pain after spinal cord injury, sitting outside on a bench

Tina’s story: Pain after spinal cord injury

Like many people with a spinal cord injury, I have two types of pain: neuropathic ...

Shaun, our first ever Back Up Star, posing with the sign outside the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville

Back Up Star – Shaun

We're absolutely delighted to introduce Shaun as our first ever Back Up Star. Every month, ...

A group shot of our wonderful volunteers

Celebrating our fantastic volunteers at the Get Busy Living Centre

Here at Back Up, we have a fantastic community of volunteers that play an ...

The CEOs and chairs of Back Up, Aspire, and SIA stood together outside the house of commons holding banners with the names of each charity

Leading charities to collaborate to fight for spinal cord injured people

Spinal cord injury charities the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Back Up and Aspire have today ...