The Back-Up Trust

The Back-Up Trust

Charity information

The 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.

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.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    Enabling people with spinal cord injury to surpass their aspirations

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

    Through challenging activity courses, wheelchair skills training and mentoring we encourage self-confidence, independence and motivation following a traumatic life changing incident resulting in spinal cord injury. We also support friends, families and colleagues of all those who are affected to encourage integration and promote disability awareness and collaboration.

    ‘After an amazing week [on a multi-activity course] as I headed for home I realised I had two options for my future. I could go home to a life of being bitter and resentful or I could get “back up” to the place I was once at. The latter being the one I took. ’ Janice, T7 aged 40

  • Aims

    The Back-Up Trust aims to:

    • Inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to transform their lives.
    • Challenge perceptions of disability.
    • Deliver services that build confidence and independence and offer a supportive network.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1986

    Registered Charity Number: 1072216

    Full time staff: 30

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 020 8875 1905

    Address: Jessica House SW18 4LS

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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