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.


Mirka with her partner Martin at her birthday party

Blog: Mirka’s story: Becoming a partner mentor

Mirka’s partner, Martin, was involved in a road traffic accident in 2014. Martin was cycling ...

A picture of the newest members of Back Up's senior management team

News: Back Up welcomes new members to our senior management team

Back Up’s senior management team work with our trustees to build our strategy and develop ...

Andrew smiling after his marathon and with friends

Blog: Andrew’s story: Defining my independence

In 2011, Andrew was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained a T10 level spinal ...

Maisie and her mother Michelle smiling at a festival

Blog: Maisie and Michelle’s story: Parenting and spinal cord injury

In 2015, Maisie was sitting in a school assembly when she felt a sudden pain ...

Sam, Sarah and Andrew smiling while wearing their SCI Tri Challenge t-shirts

Blog: The SCI Tri Challenge story

Life changed for the Dickinson family when they were involved in a car accident in ...

Mark and Fiona both smiling at the camera

Blog: Mark and Fiona’s story: Regaining mobility

MarkIn 2013, Mark was doing some gardening when he fell out of a tree and ...

Some of our staff members exercising and staying active

Blog: Staying healthy with a high-level injury

For many people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key part of our daily lives. ...

News: Leave a Legacy to Back Up

You and I have something in common. We are both connected to Back Up, a wonderful ...

Photo of Katy about try out some wheelchair tricks

News: Anna Davies Q&A: New CBBC drama Katy

CBBC recently aired the first episode of Katy, a new adaptation of a Dame Jacqueline Wilson ...

Nikki and a companion on the ski karting course in Sweden

Blog: Nikki’s story: Beyond my comfort zone

Before my accident, I was active. I liked to do a lot of canoeing and ...