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.

Bendigo Regional SCI Network - April 2016
7 April, 2016

For the month of April the Bendigo SCI Regional Network group took part in the three day short course; Discovering the Power In Me (DPM). The course ran across three Tuesdays, over three weeks at the Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub and ended with a social BBQ.

The group enjoyed working together to help each other build positive expectations and goal setting. It was also a great the opportunity for the group to build and connect as a team!

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network Meeting - March 2016
21 March, 2016

Being such a supportive, welcoming and quiet venue, the Ballarat Regional SCI Network met again in the Champagne Lounge, at The Lakeview Hotel for their March meeting; using it as an opportunity to discuss what they would like to do for the remainder of the year.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network - February 2016 meeting
19 February, 2016

The Ballarat SCI Regional Network group met on Thursday the 18th of February at OMNI Healthcare where they were shown a large range of products available to people with disabilities.

The group will meet again in March: TBC

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network - January 2016 Meeting
29 January, 2016

For the first meeting of the New Year, the Ballarat SCI Regional network group met at Lake Wendouree on Thursday the 14th of January.

It was great to have a few new faces present and the group looks forward to continuing to grow the group even more this year!

The group will met again on Thursday the 18th of February.  


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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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