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.


Louise Wright | The future of Back Up

As I reflect on the past year at Back Up, I feel so very proud ...

Malene’s story: Volunteering at Back Up

I first heard of Back Up in 2011 when my company chose it as our ...

Mike, Sam & James | Our fantastic community fundraisers

As we come to the end of 2016, we'd like to share some of the ...

Amanda’s Story: My journey with Ben

‘The first time I rang all I did was cry. I guess that was me ...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Trish’s story

In 1990 I was studying Hospitality Management in Edinburgh. Over the Christmas holidays I visited ...

Tips for pressure sore prevention

A pressure ulcer or sore is an injury to the skin and the tissue just ...

A word with our founder, Mike Nemesvary

Mike Nemesvary, our founder, set up Back Up in 1986 after his spinal cord injury. ...

My platinum moment: Geoff’s story

In December 2012, Geoff was at home when he suddenly blacked out. The last thing ...

Next Steps: Kevin’s story

Hi I’m Kevin Dwyer, I’m a 42 year old man and I have recently taken a ...

Joe and Laura on Fun & Festivals

Joseph Lockington Four years ago, Joe had dreams of becoming a rock star. But a ...