About PIR and NDIS transitioning

Partners In Recovery (PIR) is a program funded by the Department of Health and located in communities in the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Medicare Local region.  The objective of this national program is to improve outcomes for people who experience severe and persistent mental illness.   This initiative recognises that individuals and their families may have complex needs, and aims to provide better access to services and more coordinated support in the communities where they live.  PIR promotes a recovery model as the foundation for effective individual support (both clinical and non-clinical).

In July 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched in Australia. The NDIS provides individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

PIR funding is transitioning to the NDIS. To ensure service continuity during transition and to support client transition to the NDIS, the Australian Government has extended the PIR Program to 30 June 2019.

PIR organisations will ensure service contintuity for participants by:

  • Assisting participants to test their eligibility for NDIS supports
  • Assisting eligible participants to access NDIS supports through Support Coordination
  • Providing PIR services to participants during the transition phase
  • Providing continuity of support to those participants found not eligible for NDIS supports

For any further information about Partners in Recovery call 1300 991 443 or  email  PIREnquiry@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au