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.


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 ...

Matt Hampson, a powerchair user, on holiday

Travelling with a high level injury: An interview with Matt Hampson

If you’ve been affected by spinal cord injury, you may know the story of Matt ...

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 ...