A picture of Maria on a trip to bath, standing with a walking stick beside a model Dalek

Maria’s story: “I think everyone should know about Back Up.”

Maria is 85 years old. Originally from Persia, she was a nursing sister working in Read more

Sidney benefited from our Mentoring programme, it helped him find the joy in life again

Sidney’s story: My mentor helped me value life again

“Thanks to my Back Up mentor, I’m very passionate about gardening,” says Sidney. Read more

Joseph in his wheelchair with his dad slightly bent down next to him, looking at the camera smiling

Joseph’s story: Finding my confidence in returning to work after spinal cord injury

“My name’s Joseph and I’m 30 years old. I live with my dog, who’s a Read more

Liz sitting on her wheelchair in her home. She is smiling and looking at the camera

Liz’s story: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

After Syringomyelia caused Liz to sustain a spinal cord injury, she had an operation Read more

Bazza’s story: I wouldn’t change anything

Barry (or ‘Bazza’, as he is known to his mates) has just been featured in Read more

Tom’s story: Returning to education

In 2013 I had been living in China for three years studying Mandarin and Kung Read more

Stef Cormack: Work is good for you

At Back Up we’re here to support people to get the most out of life.  Read more

Alex’s story: My journey into employment

In 2011 I was studying economics at the University of Manchester. Between my second and Read more

Airplane mid flight

Flying tips for people with a spinal cord injury

Worried about flying? Read our top tips for travelling by plane when you have a Read more

Samantha Kinghorn’s first Paralympic Games

Samantha Kinghorn, a former Back Up service user, just competed in her first ever Paralympic Read more