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News: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021: Shelley’s story

This Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, we spoke to Shelley, one of our volunteers. She told us about how she has been volunteering at our Back Up Lounge, an online space for everyone affected by spinal cord injury. Read on to discover how Shelley has helped us build an online community of people in a […]

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News: Back Up courses are set to return this summer

We are thrilled to announce that Back Up courses are returning this summer! Over the past year we have been unable to run our life-changing courses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By summer 2021, we will be back in action – although there will be a couple of differences. We will only be running a […]

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Why I’m Pushing Forwards

Why I’m Pushing Forwards with Back Up You can set up your regular gift to Back Up here. Read on to meet some of our regular supporters and their reasons for Pushing Forwards with Back Up. Rosie “I’m a volunteer wheelchair skills trainer, mentor, and a regular giver. As a mentor I am regularly in […]

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Blog: Heels for Wheels: An interview with our patron Sophie Morgan

Back Up has recently launched an exciting new campaign – Heels for Wheels! We are thrilled to be working with celebrities from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and sport to host an online auction to raise funds for our vital services. We will be auctioning off shoes owned by these famous faces – from heels […]

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Youth Break Out Lounge

Youth Break Out Lounges Important: Please read all the information on this page before registering. Our next Youth Break Out Lounges will be hosted on 7 December 2021 and 4 January 2022.  The upcoming Lounges have the following guest visitors, most of whom have a spinal cord injury themselves (please do check this table regularly […]

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News: Introducing “What Next?” – a course for people who have newly sustained a spinal cord injury.

We are pleased to announce “What Next?” – an entirely online Back Up course designed for people who have newly sustained a spinal cord injury. Coronavirus restrictions in 2020 meant we had to take the difficult decision to pause our face-to-face services. This included wheelchair skills training and outreach in spinal centres, as well as […]

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What Next?

Welcome to ‘What Next?’, a free online course for people who have recently sustained a spinal cord injury. ‘What Next?’ is a Back Up course which takes place completely online. It is an Online Guide combined with live Q&A Zoom sessions and workshops throughout the week. We know that sustaining a spinal cord injury is […]

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News: Back Up impact report 2020: Lorraine’s story

We spoke to Lorraine as part of our 2020 impact report. Discover how we supported her as the mother of someone with a spinal cord injury. My life changed on its head earlier this year. My son, Christopher, was driving home when a pick up truck crashed into him head on. As a mother you […]

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Back Up impact report 2020: Hannah’s story

For our 2020 impact report we spoke to Hannah, a young person with a spinal cord injury who we supported. Read on to discover how our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) helped her rebuild her confidence and independence. I was very active prior to my injury. I used to play badminton, went bouldering and rock climbing, […]

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Blog: 2020 Christmas appeal: Emerson’s story

Read our Christmas appeal and learn how you can help transform even more lives affected by spinal cord injury. Aged 19 months, Emerson was your average toddler. He was full of energy, and loved nothing more than kicking a ball around. This changed dramatically when a cyst formed on his spinal cord. The cyst compressed […]

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