Back up Trust

Counselling and support

Back up Trust

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.

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We are here to inspire independence in anyone affected by spinal cord injury and to encourage everyone to get the most from their lives. We work with people of all ages, from young children to the elderly, whatever the motivation or background.

We rely on a vital family of volunteers, mentors and skilled professionals, who provide unrivalled support and enthusiasm for our work and who help us deliver services that rebuild confidence and self-belief.

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The Back Up Trust is a national charity that supports people; young or old with spinal cord injury.

  • They run a range of services that encourage self-confidence, independence and motivation following a traumatic life changing incident resulting in spinal cord injury.
  • They also offer a mentoring programme designed specifically to benefit people with SCI who feel they would like to receive regular 1-2-1 advice and support on a range of subjects from a peer. 
  • All of their mentors are spinally injured, with a range of experiences, so that they can try to find the best match for you whether you’re newly injured or have been for many years.
  • They also support friends, families and colleagues of all those who are affected to encourage integration and promote disability awareness and collaboration.

Back Up was founded by volunteers, and volunteers remain at the heart of everything we do. Whatever your background we have a range of opportunities to suit your interests. Our roles are challenging, fun, rewarding, and could even change your life!


We help people realise their ambitions and overcome prejudice, creating the opportunity to transform lives.

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. All our services help to build confidence and independence.

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.


Please get in touch to chat about how you’d like to help or to find out more…we will be delighted to hear from you. 

Contact Us 

Registered Office:
The Back-Up Trust
Jessica House
Red Lion Square
191 Wandsworth High Street
SW18 4LS

Tel: 020 8875 1805
Fax: 020 8870 3619
Website: www.backuptrust.org.uk

Registered Charity No. 1072216 and SC040577
Charitable Company No 3596996
Registered in England & Wales