The Back Up Trust inspires people of all ages affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. It is the only charity in the UK with dedicated services for children and young people.
It provides many free support services including wheelchair skills training, mentoring and online Lounge and a variety of courses.
The courses aim to increase confidence and independence in a supportive environment. They’re also led by people who have a spinal cord injury themselves – allowing participants to learn from others who have who have been there and can understand the issues and challenges.
Back Up relies on the generosity of individuals and companies to fund our programme. The Trust asks all participants to make a suggested donation towards their course place. Though it does understand that everyone’s circumstances are different so making a full donation isn’t always possible.
Don’t ever let money concerns stop you from applying for one of their courses. It will never allocate or refuse a course space based on your ability to make a donation.
Check the website for the Back Up Trust's Course Calendar, and phone or email the team for more details.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust provides financial support to children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
Edward W Joseph Cystic Fibrosis Home Care Programme - to allow people with Cystic Fibrosis to be at home safely with appropriate care through one off grants of £500.
Emergency Grants - £150 grants to help people of any age with Cystic Fibrosis with an immediate need. This includes the replacement of white goods and emergency household repairs.
Transplant Grants - of £250 to help with the costs associated with attending a transplant assessment and having a transplant.
Health and Wellbeing Grants- of up to £350 to fund goods and services to improve health and wellbeing of someone with Cystic Fibrosis.
Holiday and Break Grants - of up to £300 to fund holidays, breaks, rips of days out for those who are unable to afford a break.
Home Care Grants - up to £500 for times of acute illness or personal crisis.
Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate Grants - one off grants to fund the cost of a pre-payment certificate of prescriptions.
Funeral Grants - of £750 to help towards funeral costs.
Applications for these grants can be downloaded from the website. Support will be required from a suitable professional.
The Trust also administers The Joseph Levy Education Fund - to help young adults over 18 years develop their careers in further and higher education. It may help towards tuition fees, living expenses, examination fees or other costs that help the young person with their career.