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 which can be viewed in our children and young people pages.
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:
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.
While all our courses are open to anyone over 50 (apart from Moving Forwards), we run a specific Multi Activity course and City Skills course with activities adapted with this particular age group in mind.
Discover the freedom of life on the slopes whilst boosting your confidence and independence in a challenging and exciting environment.
Intensive focus on your wheelchair skills and general life skills to help make everyday life more manageable and improve your independence.