Hume Partners in Recovery (PIR) continues to assist participants in the program to get the most out of services and supports available to them.
From 1 July 2017, we started assisting participants to access the NDIS. As a result, we are now providing in-kind support coordination to PIR participants with NDIS plans. Whilst we work to assist all PIR participants to test their eligibility for the Scheme, we continue to provide a service to people not eligible or not ready to access the NDIS.
Referrals will continue to be accepted by the Hume PIR Program, however, due to limited vacancies a waitlist is now in place. Referrals that meet eligibility will be waitlisted pending a vacancy becoming available in the relevant area. It should be noted being on the waitlist does not guarantee a place in the program.
The eligibility criteria and referral process have not changed. For more detailed information about eligibility and how to refer download our Referral Guide here.
Eligible people include someone who:
- Has been diagnosed with or appears to have a severe and persistent mental illness.
- Has complex needs that require services from multiple agencies.
- Requires substantial support and assistance to engage with the various services to meet their needs.
- Has no existing coordination arrangements in place or they have failed and are likely to be addressed by acceptance into Hume PIR.
- Has indicated their willingness to participate in Hume PIR.
How to refer
Partners in Recovery has a central intake which will accept referrals from:
In writing, providing the following information:
- Client name and contact details
- Date of Birth
- Reason for referral
- Referrer’s contact details
- Significant other name and contact details
- Current diagnosis (if available)
- Other services and supports involved
- Other health/social issues
- Details of existing co-ordination arrangements in place (if applicable)
What can I access if I’m not a PIR or NDIS participant?
Talk to your GP, Clinical Case Manager or Support Worker about:
- supporting you to access the NDIS;
- accessing primary mental health services through a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan. Some of these services are commissioned by local Primary Health Network (PHN) and vary according to region (see below for local PHN website information).
Talk to your nearest NDIS Local Area Coordination Service by calling 1800 522 679 (NSW) or 1800 242 696 (VIC). Local Area Coordinators (LACs) have three key roles:
- they may link you to the NDIS;
- link you to information and support in the community, and/or
- work with their local community support it to be more welcoming and inclusive for people with disability.
Murray PHN website www.murrayphn.org.au
Murrumbidgee PHN website www.mphn.org.au/programs/mental-health
National Disability Insurance Scheme website at www.ndis.gov.au