City Skills

Date: Thursday 17 - Tuesday 22 Sep 2020
Location: Edinburgh

“Absolutely amazing. I’ve grown in confidence. Wheelchair skills have increased and I am able to go out on my own. The whole course was a big adventure from the start to finish.”

Janina (39), City Skills participant

Do you like exploring new places? Then this course may be right for you.

It gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and improve your everyday skills whilst exploring a new city. You will gain confidence and experience using public transport, and learn how to negotiate different terrains like cobbled streets whilst visiting local attractions. You will stay as a group in a city centre hotel and, in the evenings, you’ll eat out at different local restaurants together.

The course includes a number of tailored wheelchair sessions to help you build in confidence and work on individual skills with the aim of achieving personal goals and aspirations. Our wheelchair skills trainers will be there with you for the whole course to assist you with your development.


Participant on a City Skills course in Edinburgh

”It’s given me the confidence to be a lot more independent and accept my disability. I’ve got a more positive outlook on the future.”

Brian (51), City Skills participant


If you would like some further information please call the courses team on 020 8875 1805 or email us.


We are not currently taking applications for our courses. 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.

If you would like us to contact you when we release course dates then please click here to email the courses team.

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