Community Networks

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 are progressively establishing community networks which seek to help people connect in order to develop and share their skills and knowledge, take part in social events, workshops and enhance their participation in the community.  Our aim is to facilitate and support networks to establish themselves and become self-sustaining.

The Regional networks in Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton were established in response to the extra challenges that living regionally can present. The SCI Network of Professionals (SCIP), based in Melbourne, provides the opportunity for professionals of all levels to discover and develop resources around career development and progression.

Continuing on in partnership with the groups, we will resource each other as we establish new networks in other regional areas and common interest groups. These groups are open to everyone in the SCI community. If you would like more information about any of these groups or would like to be involved in starting a new one, please contact us.

2 September, 2017

The Early Settlers Restaurant Bar and Grill was the venue for this month’s Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting. After lunch, all attendees proceeded to the Gold Museum for the exhibition, Doctor Blake’s Ballarat.

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Bendigo SCI Regional Network (Central Victoria) – August meeting
28 August, 2017

The Bendigo SCI Regional Network (Central Victoria) met at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro on the 23rd of August. We had one of the NDIS Local Area Coordinators from Intereach come to talk about the NDIS in the Loddon area

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Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) Meeting - August 2017
28 August, 2017

The Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) held an educational session on JobAccess (JA) for their August meeting, with attendees relaying their personal experiences with the system.

Educational and guest speakers are becoming increasingly popular at SCIP meetings, and attendance numbers continue to grow as new members come on board.

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Geelong SCI Regional Network - Launch
25 August, 2017

On August 17, Spire welcomed another regional community, with the launch meeting of the Geelong SCI Regional Network taking place at the Grovedale Community Hub in Geelong. Stories were shared, ideas exchanged, and the way forward was decided.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network - July 2017
22 August, 2017

The Ballarat SCI Regional Network group met at The Sporting Globe over lunch for their July monthly meeting. Post lunch, everyone proceeded to the Regent Cinema to see the movie, Paris Can Wait.

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