Welcome to the Spire Community Blog. This is a place for our community to connect by sharing views and experiences, by finding common ground, or by discussing differences.
Content will range from short stories with a black humour element, to serious articles with sources cited.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) may, or may not, take centre stage. This is about life in its entirety and sometimes the SCI and the effects it has on our life is our main focus, and sometimes it’s not even in view.
Our bloggers are community members, who all live with a SCI, whether it is their own, or a family member’s.
You are invited to comment on the posts and we also welcome guest contributions; feel free to contact us if you'd like to become a guest blogger for Spire.
When Spire team leader Naz Erdem broke out in a sweat just from sitting, he did not think straight away that he might have a pressure injury. He tells of his confronting discovery, and of how he went about healing himself.Read More »
Spire information officer Wayne Bradshaw shares his experience about a narrow escape that he had recently when transferring to his chair in a busy car park.Read More »
A disability support worker alerted Chante Masset to the need to prepare for her first NDIS planning meeting. Now the 20-year-old is helping others, through other carers.Read More »
Three forms of management are available for an NDIS plan, each with upsides and downsides. A recent case showed that you may switch to a more suitable form without applying for a full plan review. The result can be very helpful.Read More »