Services and Activities

We hold a variety of contracts with Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Ministry of Health (MOH) and other funders. This enables the provision of a wide range of services and activities to meet the needs of many people.

Training for Independence

Training for Independence is a rehabilitation service for adults with a traumatic brain injury.

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Living My Life

Living my Life is a disability support service for people who have a long term disability because of an injury.

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Community Day Services

Community Day Services provides access to age-appropriate group activities for people who have an acquired brain injury or other neurological disability.

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We offer rehabilitation and disability support services in a professional and friendly environment to support people in achieving their goals and aspirations.
Our team is made up of caring and committed people who come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including health, education, and fitness.


Our Rehabilitation services help people return to their normal or near normal way of daily life prior to their injury and may include psychology and counselling, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, cognitive therapy and speech language therapy.

Our Disability Support services help people with a disability to take part in their community and improve their personal skills by providing access to regular meaningful social contact and stimulating activities.

Training for Independence Services

Our Training for Independence programmes may be designed to provide therapy, training, education, support and oversight in your home or community, with a focus on restoring your independence and ability to participate in your everyday life events.

The duration of the programme is dependent on your requirements. It may be short term for up to 8 weeks, long term for up to 6 months or longer to provide oversight and monitoring to ensure reasonable function or skills are maintained.

Living My Life Services

There are four components to the Living my Life Services and your programme may be designed around one or many of those components.

Facilitated Pathway Map – We support you to create an easy to understand map showing your vision for your life.

Independent Facilitation – You are supported to independently identify and choose the local supports and services you need.

Tailored Supports – Are services and activities provided to help you gain skills, grow in confidence, and achieve goals.

Coaching to Self-Manage – We support you to develop the skills necessary and determine if you are ready to manage your own services and support.

Community Day Services

Community Day Services are focused on an individual’s strengths, needs and goals and you have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of age-appropriate meaningful activities.


Our Activities are designed to provide assistance and therapies to improve function. The type of activity a person does depends on the condition causing impairment, the bodily function that is affected and the severity of the impairment.

Our cognitive activities help you to relearn or improve skills such as thinking, learning, memory, planning and decision making that may have been lost or affected by your brain injury.

We have activities to help you carry out daily life tasks in your home, workplace and community and also activities that involve exercises to improve or restore your body movements, sensations, strength and balance.

All Activities are provided in the wider community and at our facility on Palmerston Road.

About Us

Strive Rehabilitation Tairawhiti has been providing community based rehabilitation and disability support services for people with brain injury and other neurological conditions including stroke and traumatic brain injury, for over 20 years.

Our aim is to enable people with these conditions to achieve optimum independence.

We have a highly experienced interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals and coaches specialising in Brain Injury, who are all committed to working towards our clients’ goals and consists of:

Occupational therapist to look at pre-injury roles and help develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and work.

Physiotherapist to help restore movement and function after an injury or disability.

Speech language therapist to help with communication, eating drinking and swallowing difficulties.

Psychologist to review mood, behaviour, and the impact of the injury on you and your relationships with family/friends and others.

Social worker to provide advice and support with personal or social problems.

Dietitian to provide advice and guidance in food and nutrition.

Registered nurse to address any clinical needs ie managing medication or wound care.

Rehabilitation coaches from diverse fields to assist and support you with your goals.

Strive Rehabilitation Tairāwhiti’s Quality Management System is certified against NZS 8185:2012-Home and Community Support Sector.

Contact Us

Strive Rehabilitation Tairāwhiti

448 Palmerston Rd, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand

Give Us A Call

Reception Ph: (06) 868 8708