Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education.
Every four hours, someone in the UK will sustain a spinal cord injury, causing paralysis. It could be as the result of a car accident, a sports injury, an illness or something as simple as a fall. Spinal cord injury can affect anyone at any time and changes your life in an instant. The impact on you and your family can seem catastrophic, affecting every area of your life from your bladder, bowel and sexual function to your career and relationships. Adjusting can be overwhelming. People often feel isolated and alone.
Our services are designed and delivered by people affected by spinal cord injury. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education. We offer support to family members, and we’re the only UK charity with dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury. Our services give people the skills, confidence and independence to get back to living life to the full.