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 SCI Regional Network Meeting - October 2017
25 October, 2017

For their October meeting the Bendigo SCI Regional Network met at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro for a social catch-up with accessible travel on the agenda.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network Meeting - September 2017
28 September, 2017

The Lake View Hotel was the venue for the September Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting, which included a presentation and Q&A session by Sarah Kofoed and Rhys Chamberlain from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

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Bendigo SCI Regional Network Meeting - September 2017
27 September, 2017

The September meeting for the Bendigo SCI Regional Network was held at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro. The meeting, attended by members from the Bendigo region, featured a presentation on pain management by Shelley McCarron, a psychologist from Bendigo Wound Management.

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Shepparton SCI Regional Network Meeting - September 2017
26 September, 2017

The September Shepparton SCI Regional Network meeting, held at the Peppermill, had no set agenda so attendees were free to discuss any issues or advice they liked!

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Geelong SCI Regional Network - September 2017
26 September, 2017

The Geelong SCI Regional Network held its second meeting on September 21 at Grovedale Community Hub. It was a great meeting, with some new faces and lots of new ideas!

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