Partners in Recovery is funded by the Department of Health to support individuals, their families and carers in their recovery by getting multiple services to work together in a more coordinated and integrated way. Partners in Recovery brings together a range of agencies across the mental health, general health, housing, employment and training, and drug and alcohol sectors within each region to coordinate the services and supports that assist participant recovery. Limited flexible funding is also available to provide short term services and supports for participants.
Partners in Recovery also has a broader reform agenda to improve overall care coordination, regional service provision and systemic advocacy across the Northern Territory through developing stronger cross-sectoral partnerships.
As the lead agency for NT Partners in Recovery, the Northern Territory PHN has engaged four organisations (PIR Providers) across the NT to support PIR participants, and provide care coordination when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out in each region. The Northern Territory PHN’s role is to contract and support PIR Providers, and facilitate the transition from PIR to the NDIS through strategic engagement and collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.
The Partners in Recovery program is transitioning to the NDIS as each region in the NT obtains access to the NDIS, commencing with the Barkly region from July 2016, East Arnhem region in January 2017, and all other regions by July 2019. The managed transition to the NDIS will involve:
Additional information about the NDIS can be obtained at:
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