Pathways to Employment post SCI
Returning to work after a spinal cord injury can seem like an impossible challenge, so in late 2015, Spire launched its Pathways to Employment project. The projects overall aim is to widen the flow of people navigating their own pathway to employment by building capacity within the community and providing practical information and resources on returning to work. The project was initially guided by an Advisory Group.
Through employment, people contribute to society, are more involved and connected in their communities, and more socially active. Research suggests vocational activities, whether through paid work or volunteering, improves overall quality of life, and reduces the likelihood of stress and isolation. The workplace is also a great way to meet new people and develop new skills, as well as enhance independence, positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.