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.
The October Geelong SCI Regional Network meeting focused on accessible holidays and travel, and featured Bill Forrester from Travability - a licensed travel agency dedicated to inclusive tourism through education, advocacy and information about the world’s most popular travel destinations. Bill has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything related to accessible travel so the group was enthusiastic to hear from him!Read More »