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.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1072216)
Every four hours, someone in the UK will sustain a spinal cord injury. It could be as the result of an illness or something as simple as falling down the stairs. 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.
Back Up make life feel exciting again. They give you opportunities to do things you didn’t think were possible, and that makes a massive difference.
We wouldn’t be where we are or have the strength we have if it wasn’t for Back Up
I think the fact that Back Up’s services are provided by people who are personally affected by spinal cord injury is vital. The support is stronger when someone has that empathy with what you’re going through.
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