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.

NDIS planning meeting: How Chante aced her interview
29 January, 2019

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.

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A light-touch review might help you manage your NDIS plan more effectively
8 November, 2018

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.

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Pick up your respite and take it on holiday!
10 August, 2018

Everyone enjoys a break from their everyday routine. This can be true for the person living with a spinal cord injury, as well as their loved ones. A creative and fresh approach to respite can make a more refreshing break for everyone!

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Why the NDIS wants to support your life with your partner
19 July, 2018

It is easy to imagine that using NDIS funding to take some pressure off your relationship with a loved one is a bit self-indulgent. The truth is - it’s not.

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Talk to your friends about NDIS Improved Daily Living Skills
12 July, 2018

Andrea’s new NDIS plan allocates $6200 for Improved Daily Living Skills. She consulted two friends with NDIS funding, and got some good tips about how to get the best from this funding.

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