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.


Airplane mid flight

Flying tips for people with a spinal cord injury

Worried about flying? Read our top tips for travelling by plane when you have a ...

Samantha Kinghorn’s first Paralympic Games

Samantha Kinghorn, a former Back Up service user, just competed in her first ever Paralympic ...

Lizzie’s story: Getting back in the saddle

Lizzie was out cycling with her partner four years ago when she was involved in ...

Rob’s story: Dances with Dogs

I can’t remember being chased by a dog before, but it turns out they’re quite ...

Jackie’s story: Slipping through the net

On 15th January, 2012, Jackie was settling in for an evening in front of the ...

Wacky Wednesdays: Working with National Spinal Injuries Centre in Stoke Mandeville

As you’ve no doubt heard, this year is Back Up’s 30th anniversary. It’s a special ...

Sam’s story: Taking on Parallel London for Back Up

An accident during a rugby match left 10-year-old Samuel - also known as Sam - ...

Youth City Skills: Promoting young people’s independence

This year, Back Up introduced a new course planned and developed by our Youth Advisors ...

Harkaran: My experience working with Back Up’s finance team

I’m going to tell you about my two weeks at Back Up for work experience, which ...

Lucy Duncombe: Volunteering at Back Up’s Youth Advisory Group Weekend

This month of our 30th anniversary year, we are turning the spotlight on the ...