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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Brian Sirrel: Our oldest wheelchair skills trainer

Getting on the bus, going to the local shops or the pub, playing with your ...

Calvert Trust | Supporting Back Up since 1989

In 2006, an accident changed Mary's life forever. She was left permanently paralysed from the ...

Coloplast | 8 years of working together

Each month of our anniversary year, we are focusing on a theme - an issue, ...

Birmingham Children’s Hospital | Joe’s story

Joe had dreams of becoming a rock star but everything changed four years ago. He ...

“My life turned on its head after my brother’s injury”

We are turning the spotlight on family members of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and ...

Burleigh Court: 4 years of supporting Back Up

Every month of our anniversary year, we will turn a spotlight on one of our ...

Having a daughter with a spinal cord injury

This month of our anniversary year we are turning the spotlight on family members of ...

Christina: “I definitely feel guilty”

Four years ago, Christina got a call from her mum saying that her brother John ...

Totalskidskolan: 19 years of supporting Back Up

Every month of our anniversary year, we will turn a spotlight on one of our ...

Take on a challenge to celebrate our birthday

Today at least three people will be told they are paralysed or have permanent pain ...