What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people with a psychosocial disability and aims to have a positive impact on your everyday life. It will provide opportunities in the community, certainty of funding for supports, and give people more choice and control over how supports are provided. Psychosocial disability is the term used to describe disabilities that may arise from mental health issues. Many of the supports that used to be provided, like day programs and outreach mental health support workers, will now be part of the NDIS. More information about the NDIS is available at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.
The transition from PIR to NDIS
Partners In Recovery (PIR) is in the process of being integrated into the NDIS. This will be occurring as each Local government area is transitioned into the NDIS. More information is available here.
As each area is transitioned, the website will update the information. Currently PIR-Northern will be transitioning eligible consumers to the NDIS and then the participant may choose to continue with that service provider to provide Co-ordination of Support.
For those who are not eligible for NDIS or who choose not to enter the scheme PIR will continue to provide support.
For more information about navigating the transition from PIR to NDIS, please see our booklet designed for consumers and carers.
NDIS links and resources:
- NDIS enquiries - 1300 MY NDIS or 1300 69 6347
- NDIS website
- Check your eligibility
- Information for families and carers
- Developing your plan
- My NDIS pathway
- NDIS email list
- PIR carer booklet