Partners in Recovery (PIR)

WHAT IS PARTNERS IN RECOVERY?

240x220-pir_wa_cmyk_logo_stacked_tagline-location-300 Partners in Recovery (PIR) is a Commonwealth funded initiative that aims to better support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families. A coordinated and integrated approach is used to ensure that PIR consumers receive the best possible services and supports.

The collaborative PIR initiative has been successful across Australia, more can be read about it here

 

OBJECTIVES OF PIR

PIR objectives include the following:

  • facilitating improved coordination and collaboration of community services to deliver ‘wrap around’ care
  • strengthening partnerships in delivering services to the PIR target group
  • improving referral pathways for the PIR target group, and
  • promoting a community based recovery model to underpin community services for the PIR target group.

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS)

Southwest WA Partners in Recovery (SWWAPIR) supports the transition to the NDIS in the following areas :

Our support facilitators can support eligible people to test their eligibility for NDIS supports, this includes collecting information and completing the NDIS Access Request Form.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Individuals that meet the following eligibility criteria can access PIR:

  • Appear to have a severe and persistent mental illness;
  • Have complex needs that require services from multiple agencies;
  • Require substantial support and assistance to engage with the various services to meet their needs;
  • Have no existing coordination arrangements in place to assist them to access the necessary services, or where they are in place, those arrangements have failed, have contributed to the problems experienced by the individual, and are likely to be addressed by acceptance into PIR; and
  • The individual or their legal guardian has indicated a willingness to participate in PIR.

REFERRALS

To make a referral, contact the Support Facilitator in your region during business hours, through the relevant agency listed below.

Download the PIR referral form. View the referral guide.

RegionAgencyPhone
Greater BunburyCommunity First International9792 6759
Greater BunburyForrest Personnel Inc9792 3333
South West CoastalLamp Inc9754 1834
Warren BlackwoodLamp Inc9761 2088
Greater AlbanyCommunity First International9892 6666
WheatbeltAvivo9621 7900
Narrogin CorridorForrest Personnel Inc9881 6706

 

RegionAgencyFax
AlbanyCommunity First International08 9842 5987
BunburyCommunity First International08 9721 1300
Busselton, Bridgetown, and ManjimupLamp Inc08 9754 1836
NarroginForrest Personnel Inc08 9881 6705
Wheatbelt (Northam and Jurien Bay)Avivo08 9622 3748

SOUTH WEST WA PIR (SWWA PIR)

SWWA PIR is led by Community First and involves five host agencies employing Partners in Recovery Support facilitators. These are; Community First, Lamp, Forrest Personnel and Avivo.

The geographic area covered by SWWA PIR includes the Wheatbelt, South West Coastal and Great Southern regions (see map).

FURTHER INFORMATION

South West WA PIR Brochure

PIR Referral Form

PIR Referral Guide

PIR Information Sheet

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS
please contact emergency services:

Mental Health Emergency Response Line: 1300 555 788
Crisis Care: 9223 1111
Lifeline: 13 11 14

Partners in Recovery (PIR) for Community Members

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The PIR Team

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