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.

How Service Agreements help you make more of your NDIS plan
28 June, 2018

Craig has seen a continence assessor, under his new NDIS plan. But he did not know what to expect, and has not been happy with the outcome. He sees now that he could have saved himself grief by completing a Service Agreement with the assessor.

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Navigating the NDIS Price Guide – Personal Care
22 June, 2018

The NDIA Price Guide refers to a list that sets out the cost of each support item, created to implement the spending of your funds. Being familiar with the price guide will help you as you prepare for your first NDIS plan or plan review.

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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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