At Spire, we believe that people sharing their own experience of life with SCI (spinal cord injury) can bring enormous benefit to the lives of others who are living in similar circumstances.
In partnership with local SCI communities, we have, so far, established several community networks which seek to help people connect in order to develop and share their skills and knowledge and take part in social events and workshops.
The Regional networks in Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton were established in response to the extra challenges that living regionally can present. The Professionals with Spinal Cord Injury (PROwSCI) network, based in Melbourne, provides the opportunity for professionals of all levels to discover and develop resources around career development and progression.
Moving forward, we plan to progressively roll out two new networks each year. Using the same approach, our aim is to facilitate and support networks to establish themselves and become self-sustaining. Continuing on in partnership with the groups, we will resource each other as we establish new networks in other regional areas. These groups are open to everyone in the SCI community. If you would like more information about PROwSCI or the Regional networks, follow the links below or contact Spire on (03) 9489 0777.
Over two consecutive Thursdays in May the Ballarat SCI Regional Network group undertook a sleep workshop held by Professor Andrew Sinclair from the Royal Children’s Hospital. The aim of the workshop was to improve sleep through better and healthier sleep practices.
Dave Horan - Senior Financial Planner will be the guest speaker at the Shepparton Regional SCI Network meeting on Wednesday, 7th June at 10:15 am at the North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre
For their March meeting the Shepparton SCI Regional Network group took part in Discovering the Power in Me (DPM) at the North Shepparton Community Centre. It ran one day per week, over three weeks.
Hand controlled vehicles, electric standing wheelchairs and wheelchair smart devices are just some of the equipment the group could play with at the March Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting.