Back Up

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4 Knightley Walk,
SW18 1GZ

020 8875 1805

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Every eight hours, someone’s life is changed forever. 

At Back Up we know a spinal cord injury can be devastating, but we believe that it shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting the most out of life.

Back Up is for everyone affected by spinal cord injury, regardless of age, level of injury, or background. We are here for family members too.

Our services include mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury. Back Up provides peer led tailored support to help people adjust to a spinal cord injury and inspire independence and confidence for a positive future.

We help you get your life back and achieve your goals – whether these are about family, work, lifestyle, social life, travel, or simply to feel positive about the future.

“I was spinally injured in a cycling accident. The thought of life in a wheelchair was unbearable to think about.  Being an active outdoors person, I was dreading a life of being marooned in the house. When the Back Up wheelchair skills’ trainers visited my spinal unit, I was surprised to hear that it was possible to get about in the outside world just as before.  

The wheelchair skills trainers helped me to back wheel balance, tackle obstacles such as curbs and ramps and even had me climbing a set of stairs; all within one afternoon”!  (SCI Course Participant)

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