Supporting everyone affected by spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury 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 functions to your career and relationships.

Back Up is a leading UK charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. Each year, they reach over 800 people with their award-winning services that are designed and delivered by people affected by spinal cord injury.

With an amazing team of over 400 volunteers, Back Up offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education.

They also offer support to family members, and they’re the only UK charity with dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury. All their services give people the skills, confidence and independence to get back up to living life to the full.