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.

Geelong SCI Regional Network Meeting - April 2018
5 May, 2018

The April meeting of the Geelong SCI Regional Network was held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Despite the cool and windy weather, the group warmly welcomed guest speakers from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

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Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) meeting - April 2018
4 May, 2018

The Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals (SCIP) met in March and April, to workshop and develop a strategy for the next 12 months. They discussed the core purpose of the group, and some tangible actions moving forward.

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1 May, 2018

The April meeting of the Bendigo SCI Regional Network was held at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro, where the group welcomed guest speaker William, from Active Rehab.

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Geelong Regional SCI Network Meeting – March 2018
21 March, 2018

For the March meeting, the Geelong SCI Regional Network the group welcomed guest speakers from Sailability to talk about accessible sailing programs around Victoria.

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Ballarat Regional SCI Network Meeting – March 2018
17 March, 2018

For the March 2018 Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting, the group visited the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens, viewing the spectacular flowers of the Begonia Festival.

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