There is always something happening in the Victorian, or wider, SCI community. We aim to keep everyone up to date. If you have any news that would be of value to the community that you'd like to share, please contact us.

From Peer-Support to Peer Mentoring to Peer Coaching
24 July, 2018

Peer support is a powerful tool. Building on this, Spire is extending from general peer support and peer mentoring to peer coaching. This will allow us to continue to connect people in the SCI community with someone who has faced similar challenges, and worked through them to successful outcomes, with whom one can build a comfortable and trusted coaching relationship, to help set and move towards personal goals.

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Winter's coming: Tips to stay warm this season
1 June, 2018

People with disabilities, and particularly those with a spinal cord injury (SCI), are vulnerable to the extremes of weather in Australia. As the weather cools down, we have put together some tips and tricks for you to keep in mind to stay warm and safe this winter.

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My Volunteer Experience
14 May, 2018

Idil shares her experience of completing her student placement at Spire. Although she began knowing nothing about SCI, her time with Spire has helped her understand the direction she wants to take in life. Idil continued on as a volunteer at Spire, and is now employed as Service Partnership Coordinator with Qualcare!

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Inclusive Sports at the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival
20 March, 2018

For the second year in a row, Spire was excited to be invited back to take part in the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival. Held over three days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, we had the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate Inclusive Sports to the world’s largest multi-sport and fitness festival.

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Transition to NDIS: Response from Dr Lisa Chaffey
2 February, 2018

In response to ‘Transition to the NDIS - Barbara’s story’ in the December 2017 issue of NewsLink, NDIS and TAC registered Occupational Therapist and wheelchair user Dr Lisa Chaffey shares with us some ideas on how to get the best out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

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