Partners in Recovery (PIR) assists people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs to access required supports and services. Where these supports are unavailable or inaccessible, PIR works to build capacity by identifying and addressing gaps and barriers.
PIR can also assist people with psycho-social disabilities to understand the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and to access that scheme if they meet the eligibility criteria.
PIR employs Support Facilitators in every local Government Area of Tasmania. They work with sensitivity and flexibility with each person, their family, friends, carers and other services to facilitate a well coordinated response to both clinical and community living needs. Support Facilitators assume that the people they work with are the experts in their own lives. When people are accepted and respected in this way, they make better choices and assume more control of their lives, and are therefore more likely to reach their full potential.
PIR Tasmania is a collaboration between five agencies: Anglicare Tasmania, Colony 47, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania, Relationships Australia Tasmania, and Wellways.
The ultimate objective of Partners in Recovery is to improve the system’s response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by:
On 1 July 2016, Partners in Recovery enterered a phase of transitioning participants to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 for young people, aged 15 to 24. Read about how
A range of Staff Resources are now located on this site in password
The Person Centred Practice in a Changing Environment Conference was held to consider
Many people have advocated for peer support programs to be a part