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Getting back to school after the Covid-19 disruption

Back to school This article was published in August 2020 – the information may be out of date All children have experienced huge change throughout these past few months. With their return to school imminent, they may have questions or concerns about what it will be like. Some children will be excited and others worried […]

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Blog: Sam’s story: Volunteering as a family mentor during the covid-19 pandemic

We spoke to Sam, one of our fantastic volunteer family mentors, to find out how this service is helping people in these tricky times. Spinal cord injury affects everyone around the person who sustained the injury. In Sam’s case, her life was changed forever when her partner Andy sustained a C7 level spinal cord injury […]

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Blog: Covid-19 and me: A parent’s account of their son contracting coronavirus

This is a guest blog written by Anna-Marina whose son, who has a spinal cord injury, contracted Covid-19. Read on to find out how their family navigated both this illness as well as spinal cord injury.  Living with a child who has a spinal cord injury is challenging at the best of times. Over the […]

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Covid-19 signposting

Covid-19 signposting The past few weeks have been tricky, especially if you are affected by spinal cord injury. You may be feeling anxious after spending time self-isolating, or frustrated that your day to day routine has changed significantly and suddenly because of covid-19. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of external links to resources, applications […]

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Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury

Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury We have worked collaboratively with Dr Allison Graham, Consultant Physician in spinal cord injury (with specialist interest in paediatric injury) to produce the following specific information on Covid-19 and children with spinal cord injury. Throughout this piece we link to the NHS, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

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Christmas Appeal – Shelly’s story

Christmas Appeal – Shelly’s story By supporting our Christmas Appeal, you can help us provide our vital work to people like Shelly. Read on to discover how we supported her after spinal cord injury, and double your donation here for one week only from 30th November to 7th of December. I worked my entire life […]

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News: Maisie’s story: Going to university with a spinal cord injury

At Back Up, we want to ensure that every child and young person with a spinal cord injury is fully included in their education. Maisie, 21, is currently studying at university for a degree in Fine Art – and it was our education inclusion service which showed her that going to higher education after spinal […]

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News: Spinal Circuit Case Studies

Charlotte – Individual Participant We caught up with Charlotte who took part in the Spinal Circuit 2021. She completed over 110km (far surpassing her original 50km target) and raised a staggering £3,299 to support Back Up’s services. Here’s what she had to say: I’ve known about Back Up since my spinal cord injury in February […]

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News: Toon In! Michael Payne Publishes Unofficial and Entirely Unsanctioned Olympic History to Support Back Up

Michael Payne, former Director of the IOC and longtime Olympic commentator, today published “Toon In!” a uniquely insightful book, which uses captivating cartoons to help reveal the extraordinary story behind the modern Olympic Games. A collector of Olympic political cartoons, Michael has pulled together more than 1,200 Olympic-themed cartoons, accompanied by a personal 100,000-word commentary, […]

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News: Jonathan’s story: Supporting young people with a spinal cord injury

Did you know that Back Up is the only charity in the UK with dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury? To deliver these services, we rely on support from volunteers who know what it is like to grow up with a spinal cord injury. Jonathan sustained his spinal cord […]

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