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What is PIR?
A series of inspirational and thought provoking videos on personal experiences of living with menatal illness are now available online.
PIR will be transitioning to NDIS
The ultimate objective of PIR is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs.
Previously PIR has focused on care coordination needs, based on the PIR eligibility. This lead PIR to look at what linkages were appropriate for each participant for community and clinical supports, while identifying gaps and barriers and providing overall care coordination of supports.
With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to the Gold Coast from 1st July 2018, PIR’s focus has shifted to provide support for people with severe and persistent mental illness who wish to apply for the NDIS. This will be done through providing support in gathering clinical evidence that identifies the functional impacts relating to a psychosocial disability.
PIR participant’s will therefore now be:
- PIR eligible, NDIS eligible and require a level of care coordination
- NDIS eligible and PIR eligible but don’t require care coordination at this stage
If a person is not requiring care coordination at this point in time but still meets the eligibility of PIR and NDIS, PIR can support them through the NDIS evidence gathering process and potentially provide care coordination once the NDIS planning phase starts.