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.


Kylie taking part in some adaptive water skiing

Kylie’s Story: Keeping sporty after spinal cord injury

Before her injury, Kylie was really into sport and keeping active. She played football, ...

An image for our bladder and bowels tips piece showing a pair of gloved hands prepare an indwelling catheter

Taking care of your bladder and bowels: An expert’s top tips

Please note, Back Up are not medical professionals. We are just sharing information from a ...

Lisa and her finishers medal at the Brighton half marathon

Back Up Champion – Lisa Collins

In July 2017, Lisa was enjoying the sun in her friend’s garden. The friend had ...

Kevin, a young spinal cord injured person, posing for a group photo with the Back Up staff during his work experience week

Kevin’s work experience at Back Up

Kevin, one of our young volunteers, spent a week at Back Up for his Year ...

Members of the Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury team holding up a big cheque for the £282.76 they raised for Back Up

Back Up Champion – Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury Team

This month's Back Up champion is a team of loyal supporters - the Irwin Mitchell ...

A close-up photo of a Back Up wheelchair skill trainer's chair

Spinal cord injury paralyses someone every four hours, new estimates reveal

• New data estimates that 2,500 people are injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord ...

Richard, one of our family mentor volunteers, stood by a lake on a sunny day

Richard’s story: Becoming a family mentor

When Richard’s wife Zoe went into hospital, they were expecting her surgery to be a ...

Melanie taking part in the Hampton Court half marathon to raise funds for Back Up

Melanie’s Story: Running the London Marathon for my brother

Melanie, 25, is a physiotherapist working at a private hospital and a rugby club. ...

A family photo featuring George and Gill (front and centre-back)

Gill’s Story: My son’s independence

When George was 17, he went into a tackle during a school rugby trip ...

A photo of two people we've supported with their baby girl

March is Free Wills Month

This March, we've partnered with makeawillonline.co.uk to offer free wills to Back Up Supporters ...