Join our youth advisory group

Do you want to be involved in decisions about Back Up’s services for children and young people? We believe that the best way to support children and young people is to find out from them.

“The best bit of the training has been seeing everyone grow in confidence and make friends. As well as seeing people’s ideas become aims for Back Up and feeling that we have made a change and contribution.”

Youth advisor

Not only are the training weekends a chance to have your say and influence the services but they are also an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, confidence, and meet other young people affected by spinal cord injury. The volunteer experience is also a great addition to a CV or University application!

We are always keen to hear your thoughts about our services – outside of these meet ups too. Please do get in touch with Ella if you have ideas or feedback you want to share.

Want to see how our February 2019 Youth Advisory Group went? Check out the video below.


Young wheelchair users and volunteers at a training weekend

Back Up – Youth Advisory Group weekend in Coventry 25th – 26th February 2017


If you want to help influence the development of our under 18 services, then email Ella or call her on 020 8875 1805 to find out about becoming a youth advisor.