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.
The impact on the person and their family can seem catastrophic, affecting every area of their life from bladder, bowel and sexual functions to career and relationships. Adjusting to spinal cord injury can be overwhelming. People often feel isolated and alone. Less than a third of people with a spinal cord injury are in employment.
At Back Up, we inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. For over 30 years, we’ve helped people and their families to rebuild their independence after a devastating spinal cord injury. Our award-winning, practical services challenge the perceptions of what’s possible and increase people's skills and confidence. Today, we’re at the forefront of helping people adjust positively to spinal cord injury – because our support is provided by people who have been there and can understand. At Back Up, we’re here for people in their darkest hours – so they get back up to living life to the full.