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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.

Bendigo Regional SCI Network Meeting – March 2018
16 March, 2018

For the March 2018 Bendigo SCI Regional Network meeting, the group met at the Bendigo Stadium Bistro and enjoyed a lunch, chat, and welcomed new members to the group.

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Shepparton Regional SCI Network Meeting – March 2018
9 March, 2018

For their March meeting, the Shepparton SCI Regional Network group welcomed guest speakers, Wendy and Kathryn, two very knowledgeable Rural Access Workers.

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Ballarat SCI Regional Network Meeting - February 2018
27 February, 2018

The first meeting of the New Year was held in February at the Lake View Hotel, with the group welcoming Jack, a new member.

 

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Geelong SCI Regional Network Meeting - February 2018
22 February, 2018

The first meeting of the New Year was held at the Grovedale Community Hub, with twelve people in attendance.

 

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Bendigo SCI Regional Network Meeting - February 2018
20 February, 2018

The first meeting of 2018 for the Bendigo SCI Regional Network was held on February 14 at the Bendigo Bistro Stadium. The group was happy to welcome three new members! The guest speaker for the day was Andrea Minnis from the Bendigo Wound Management Clinic.

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