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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Becky Hill Q & A: Back Up To Work

This month, we're discussing employment issues for people with a spinal cord injury. In this ...

Tom’s story: Returning to education

In 2013 I had been living in China for three years studying Mandarin and Kung ...

Stef Cormack: Work is good for you

At Back Up we’re here to support people to get the most out of life.  ...

Alex’s story: My journey into employment

In 2011 I was studying economics at the University of Manchester. Between my second and ...

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 ...