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, BendigoShepparton and Geelong were established in response to the extra challenges that living regionally can present and we aim to continue rolling out more networks ongoing. 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. The Women with SCI Network aims to bring together women living with SCI in a comfortable, open and confidential space.

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 February 2017
10 March, 2017

The Ballarat SCI Regional network's February meeting was a fun and interesting day out at Alan and Joy's home in Gordon where the group caught-up with each other and inspected some of Alan and Joy's vehicles.

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10 March, 2017

For March, the Shepparton SCI Regional Network attended a learning session on bowel and bladder management and enjoyed a catch-up lunch.

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Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) Meeting - March 2017
2 March, 2017

The Professionals with SCI Network Group gets a new name and a fresh look, including some exciting changes and initiatives! Meet the newly named Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals, also known as SCIP.

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Shepparton SCI Regional Network February 2017
24 February, 2017

For their first meeting of the new year, the Shepparton SCI Regional Network met in Tatura on 1st February. Primarily a social catch-up and lunch, the group also had the opportunity to inspect the accessible features of a home purpose built for wheelchair users.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network January 2017
31 January, 2017

The first meeting of the New Year for the Ballarat SCI Regional network group was an informative and interesting one; with Simone from Coloplast running a session around continence products for bowel and bladder.

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