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.

Ballarat SCI Regional Network - December 2015 meeting
3 December, 2015

The Ballarat Regional SCI network met on Thursday, 3rd of December at the Ballarat Art Gallery, to mark International Day of People with a Disability.

The day included a special guided tour of the Gallery, followed by a social lunch and catch-up.

The group will meet again in the New Year, on the 14th of January, for a picnic at Lake Wendouree.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network - November 2015 meeting
25 November, 2015

The Ballarat Regional SCI network met on Thursday, 12th November at the Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree for a social lunch as an awareness raising event to mark SCIAW 2015 (Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week)

The venue was transformed into a 'sea of wheelchairs' which invited patrons to 'take a seat and change their point of view'.

The group meets again on the 03rd of December 2015, for lunch a tour of the Ballarat Art Gallery to mark International Day of People with Disability.

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Ballarat Regional Network October 2015 Meeting
15 October, 2015

The Ballarat Regional SCI network met on Thursday, 15th October at the Ballarat Yacht Club, for a social catch up over afternoon tea and to plan activities for the coming months. 

The venue was good; easy accessible parking and friendly, helpful staff.

The group meets again for lunch at the Lakeview Hotel on Friday 12th November. There'll be some special activities there to mark Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week.


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Ballarat Regional Network September 2015 Meeting
25 September, 2015

The Ballarat Regional SCI network met on Friday, 25th September at the Provincial Ballarat for a social catch up and to plan activities for the coming months.

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