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Meet Ella from Back Up

Ella from Back Up

Meet Ella, a youth worker (Under 18’s Services Manager) at Back Up, based in London. Ella was ten years old when she had her spinal cord injury, but didn’t get involved with Back Up till some time later. While she was at university, she started doing lots of volunteer work. It was this combined with her first hand experience of spinal cord injury that prompted her to apply for a position at Back Up. As our Under 18’s Services Manager, she works across the team to provide support for children and young people and ensures that they are involved in shaping our services.

Ella and Back Up support children and young people who have experienced spinal cord injury, as a result of trauma or illness. These kinds of injuries are life-changing and approximately 100 children and young people in the UK sustain a spinal cord injury each year. Back Up are dedicated to helping children and young people adapt to their new life, and support them to see that they can still do many things they love, just sometimes in a new and different way.

Hear how Back Up have been managing during Covid-19

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