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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.

Navigating the NDIS Price Guide – Low Risk Equipment
18 June, 2018

A little bit of knowledge can go a long way - especially when it comes to navigating the NDIS price guide! Under core funding there is an item called ‘Daily Adaptive Equipment’. This little known item allows you to buy low risk equipment, such as aids and equipment for personal care…

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The NDIS Merry Go Round
21 May, 2018

Wayne, a non-compensated person living with a T4 spinal cord injury, shares his experience of navigating the NDIS, a completely new world to what he previously knew and experienced.

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Let Me Paint The Scene
1 May, 2018

Wayne, a footy lover living with T4 spinal cord injury, shares his story of being a support worker for Bill, also a footy lover, who has lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth. 

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From Bendigo to Ballarat
27 February, 2018

After living in Gordon for 27 years, Alan talks about his move to Bendigo, staying in his caravan, and building a new accessible home.

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Popping the Bubble!
10 January, 2018

“Dave, there’s an opportunity going that might be up your alley” said Pete on the phone.“There’s a spot going for a 7-day trip sailing on a tall ship” 

“A tall ship ay? They’re not very wheelchair accessible” I said.

“Yeah, but this one is. It was built by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and it’s fully wheelchair accessible!  But there’s a catch... It leaves Monday!”

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