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Transition to NDIS

Needing help applying for the NDIS?

When a participant first meets with the Support Facilitator they will discuss with the person whether they are eligible for PIR or the National Disability Support Scheme (NDIS).

There may need to be several meetings held before a participant feels comfortable to disclose eligibility information.

The Support Facilitator will ask:

  • Does the person have a serious, ongoing mental illness?
  • Does the person need support from a number of places (such as family, friends, doctors, services, community)?  Maybe they are not sure who can help.
  • Are supports available, working together, listening to the person, and meeting their needs?

If the person answers ‘yes’ to the first two questions, and 'no' to the third question, then they are likely to be eligible for PIR or NDIS. Even if they aren’t eligible for either, the Support Facilitator will still work with them to find the most appropriate supports.

We understand life can sometimes be hard

  • Partners in Recovery (PIR) understands mental illness and how it impacts peoples’ lives.
  • We know some days can be good and others not so good.
  • We understand that people need more than clinical support; we need to look at our lives more broadly and at the things that challenge us.
  • We understand that things in life are not always simple and straightforward.

We know how the system works

  • PIR understands what services are available in the community.
  • We understand where you fit in with the systems and how they work.
  • We can help link you into services and make sure they are working in the best way possible for you.
  • We understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and can help you apply if you choose to.
  • If you already have a NDIS package we can work as a Coordinator of Supports to help you set up your package.
  • If we aren’t sure about something we can find out the best answer.

Contact us

1300 827 747

Organise a face to face meeting with a worker.

Service Providers can request an information session from one of our staff.

People can self refer, or, with consent, families and friends, carers, other services or clinical staff can refer to PIR. Ask for our referral form, fill it out on our website, or call 1300 827 747.

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