Back Up Lounge Host

The Back Up Lounge is an online forum open every other Wednesday from 6pm – 7pm to everyone aged over 18 affected by spinal cord injury, where no conversation topic is off-limits.

This vital role enables people affected by spinal cord injury to engage with peers with a goal of identifying hints, tips, education relevant to their situation from peers with lived experience(s).

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What does it involve?

  • Participating in a pre-lounge planning meeting and preparing talking points
  • Representing Back Up and acting as a host for a breakout room
  • Facilitating, supporting, and encouraging lounge attendees to share their experiences and knowledge, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to speak
  • Attending a debrief meeting post-lounge to aid planning and development for next time

What support and training do lounge hosts receive?

  • Initial one day online training course
  • Support, guidance and feedback from services staff. Two services staff members will supervise each lounge on a rotational basis.
  • Agreed expenses covered by Back Up
  • The chance to work as part of a dynamic team and to have a real impact on people affected by spinal cord injury and to support them to establish a support network and learn from others lived experience(s).

If you are interested in this role please fill in our Application form below.

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Please feel free to apply at anytime by completing the application form. If you have any questions please contact us at or give us a call on 020 8875 1805.