Partners in Recovery

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About PIR

What is PIR?

Partners in Recovery Gold Coast works alongside individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or mental health concerns who require assistance from multiple agencies.
PIR is an initiative of the Australian Government that works uniquely with the community and existing services to:

  • Improve coordination of supports required for individual’s recovery,
  • Strengthen partnerships and build better links within each community,
  • Promote a community-based recovery model, and
  • Gather information to inform change.

To access PIR there is an eligibility screening process which is undertaken initially by our intake team as well as our Facilitators.

What is PIR Eligibility Criteria?

Do you, or the person you are referring, meet all the PIR eligibility criteria?

  • The person lives on the Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Stapylton, or west to Canungra)
  • The person appears to have a severe and persistent mental illness
  • The person has complex needs that require services from multiple agencies
  • The person requires substantial support and assistance to engage with the various services to meet their needs
  • There are no existing coordination arrangements in place to assist the person in accessing the necessary services, or where they are in place, those arrangements have failed or have contributed to the problems experienced by the client
  • The person or their legal guardian has indicated their willingness to participate in PIR

As part of the PIR intake process, the following additional considerations will apply in relation to NDIS eligibility. The individual must be:

  • Less than 65 years of age
  • An Australian citizen
  • Be able to evidence functional impact and psychosocial disability

What is next?

Moving into the space of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), PIR will be supporting participants in their gathering of clinical evidence to support a functional impact and psychosocial disability for an NDIS application. To find out if you are eligible for NDIS, click here.

From January 2018, PIR participant’s will still receive the same care coordination, alongside support to gather sufficient clinical reports to support an NDIS application. This now means there will be two types of care coordination provided by PIR Facilitators:

  • Participants who are PIR eligible, NDIS eligible and require a level of care coordination, or
  • Participants who are NDIS eligible and PIR eligible but don’t require care coordination at time of starting with PIR.

If a person is not requiring care coordination at their commencement with PIR, but still meet the eligibility of PIR and NDIS, PIR can support them through the NDIS process and potentially provide care coordination down the track once the NDIS planning phase starts.

Click here to view the most recent stats collected from PIR referrals between Nov 2013 – October 2016.

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PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD