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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a wheelchair user tackling a hill with support from an assistant on one of our courses

Choosing an agency to provide your personal assistants

This article was sponsored by Total Community Care. We know that having the right care ...

This is Spinal Crap recording their podcast

This is Spinal Crap: Podcasting after spinal cord injury

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, having the right support is essential. That’s why six ...

Abigail Lock, our new CEO

CEO Update: Abigail Lock to start in February

Our new CEO Abigail Lock will be starting in February. She is stepping in to ...

Adrian posing by a wall with a bike

Adrian’s story: The Manchester Marathon

In 2016 Adrian was participating in a cycling challenge from Newcastle to London, riding with ...

Leading spinal cord injury charities unite to call for urgent action on care

Three of the UK’s leading spinal injuries charities have published “More than a number” ...

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 ...