NOTE: The team at Back Up are closely monitoring government advice on coronavirus. We know that the situation is changing daily, and because of this we are working to rearrange the courses to a more suitable date. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates.
Back Up’s residential courses are for people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of injury – complete or incomplete, whether you use a wheelchair or walk, there is a course for you. If you’re a parent of a child with a spinal cord injury, there are also specific courses for under 18s too.
Back Up’s new online courses – What Next? – will exclusively be for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury within the last 12 months.
All of our courses aim to increase confidence and independence in a supportive environment. They’re also led by people who have a spinal cord injury themselves – allowing participants to learn from others who have who have been there and can understand the issues and challenges.
”I can honestly say it was Back Up that gave me the confidence to challenge what I thought I could do physically and discover a whole new dimension to life.”
Rosamund (63), Multi Activity participant
Our adult course programme is for everyone aged over 18, with specific courses aimed at over 50s and under 25s. The full programme includes:
A mixture of an online resource and a weekend of interactive and live Q&A zoom sessions for people who have recently sustained a spinal cord injury.
Develop your wheelchair skills and confidence in getting around a busy city and exploring what it has to offer.
Are you thinking about moving away from home, living independently or heading to university? Our Moving Forwards course, which is designed by young adults for young adults, is the right choice for you.
Our Next Steps course is for people who walk some or all of the time. The course covers life skills like taking public transport and gives participants the opportunity to discuss issues specifically related to being able to walk.
Challenge your perception of what's possible in everyday life through a wide range of life-affirming indoor and outdoor activities.