What we do

Accommodation

Are you interested in accessible housing? Our Accommodation Service focuses on the provision of accommodation, and drop-in support, advising people on how to gain independence within their homes and advocating for the adoption of universal design principles in all housing construction. Read more...


Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) which is recognised and supported by the Commonwealth Government. ADE's are commercial businesses that provide real work opportunities for people with disability. Read more... 


Emergency care

Could emergency support help you? While personal care support is available to assist people in the community, quite often the hours are restricted or there is no flexibility to provide one-off, temporary or emergency support. Emergency Care operated by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia provides a team of personal care workers and registered nurses to support people with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability on a flexible, daily or emergency need. The service is based in Maroubra in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is open to people who reside within the geographical boundaries of Randwick/Botany so as to maintain a response time of 15 minutes to each call out within the scheduled hours. Read more...


Employment - EmployAbility

Are you interested in returning to work? Do you have questions about the employment options available? EmployAbility, part of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, is an employment service that offers advice, support and assistance as you make your way through the maze of programs and systems available to you. Read more...


Exercise - NeuroMoves 

A range of exercise programs to assist a person with a spinal cord injury to improve and maximise their functional ability and lead a more independent life. Each client’s individually tailored exercise program is aimed at developing skills necessary to achieve specific functional goals Read more...


Information

Do you have questions about SCI and its effect on everyday life? Are you interested in learning more about SCI and the options available to you? SCInfo is a free service that gives comprehensive information covering every aspect of life for people with spinal cord injury and the range of services and financial support needed by them to live in the community. Read more...


Injury prevention - Teamsafe

Teamsafe has been engaged by employers across Australia to deliver thought provoking, emotional and sobering real-life stories from Ambassadors who have experienced catastrophic injuries. Prevention is the best cure, and by talking to major companies in construction, aviation, transport and utilities, we aim to eliminate complacency in the workplace. Read more...


 

NDIS

The National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) is the new way Australia is providing support for people with permanent and significant disabilities. It will give people with a disability direct access to money, through the creation of an annual plan, to fund the supports they need to live life and achieve their goals. Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is committed to assisting people with spinal cord injuries navigate the NDIS rollout and is happy to help as little or as much as you like. We have a free telephone, and where possible face to face service for our members and we will share information via our website, e-newsletter, Accord magazine and email. Make sure to read information we send you to help you transition into the NDIS. Read more...


Peer support

Do you, or one of your clients, have questions that only an experienced peer can answer? Would you like assistance with independent living skills or participating in community and social events? Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's Peer Support Service can provide suitably matched personnel to provide a range of support following spinal cord injury. Read more...


Policy and advocacy

Have issues that affect you been unfairly neglected? Would you like empowerment as opposed to sheer case management? Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s Policy and Advocacy Team address many of the issues that affect people living with a spinal cord injury. It is our role to ensure that public money is spent on projects that promote inclusiveness and to lobby for new programs and services that address unmet needs. Read more...


SCIA grant scheme

Are you interested in learning a new skill? Have you found a piece of equipment that will help increase your independence? SCIA is pleased to offer our members a grant of up to $2000 to help with the financing of tools, equipment, respite and many other activities that can help empower people to live an independent and engaged life. Read more...


SCIA research

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is involved with various spinal cord inury research projects. Read more...

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