Founded 30 years ago, Back Up has developed and evolved over the years to offer the right support to anybody with a Spinal Cord Injury no matter what their age or level of injury as well as supporting the people closest to them. We understand that an SCI can be devastating, but we believe it shouldn't prevent anybody getting the most out of life.

Our services currently include mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury. All of our services are created to build confidence and independence and provide a supportive network of people who understand.

Did you know...

  • Back Up was established in 1986 by the former British and European Freestyle Champion and James Bond stunt double Mike Nemesvary, whose life was devastated when he broke his neck during a training session.

  • 29 of the 2016 Paralympic team have used Back Up’s services in the past

What makes Back Up Trust charity different?

  • Leading Spinal injuries charity in the UK

  • Only SCI charity with a dedicated under 18s service

  • Family Mentoring

  • Teach wheelchair skills in all the spinal units

Other ways to support

Supporters can volunteer their time by helping out at our events, being a buddy on a course, or becoming a mentor.


4 Knightley Walk
SW18 1GZ

Contact Number

020 8875 1805