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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Photo of CEO Sarah Bryan

CEO Update

Our CEO, Sarah Bryan, has decided to move on from Back Up to allow a ...

Kevin, one of our young volunteers, giving a talk on spinal cord injury at his school

Education inclusion: Our top tips

Every child and young person has the right to be included in their education. That’s ...

Dan’s story: Trying a new challenge

A tumour on Dan’s spine led to a T4 complete spinal cord injury, which left ...

Clair, a spinal cord injured mum, holding her baby on her lap in a snowy field

Clair’s story: Becoming a mum after spinal cord injury

Being a mother is never easy. Sleepless nights and anxieties are very common, but a ...

Holly, someone with a spinal cord injury who can walk without aids, sitting in a field with a dog

Holly’s story: Going back to university

When Holly was 28, she was struggling with her mental health which led to her ...

Someone pouring water over Rochelle after she finished her race

Back Up Champion – Rochelle Bell

We’re proud to introduce Rochelle, our most recent Back Up champion. Rochelle ran the ...

Jenny, taking a walk through some woodland

My top tips for people with a spinal cord injury who can walk

My name is Jenny, and I have a spinal cord injury and can walk. I ...

Chris being shown by Tina how to use his car adaptations to drive independently

Your guide to car adaptations and vehicle conversions

This article was sponsored by Sirus Automotive. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury and ...

Young person with a spinal cord injury on one of our multi-activity courses

Back Up secure funding to pilot NHS care pathway for children and young people

In April 2019, Back Up were delighted to secure funding from Stewart Investors to support ...

Peter, who has a spinal cord injury but can walk, climbing a rock face

Peter’s story: Climbing for Back Up

You don’t need to stay in the UK to take on a fundraising challenge for ...