The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies.
The NASC contact for Tairawhiti is NASC Older Persons
Area includes: Gisborne, Hicks Bay, Matawai, Ruatoria, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay
Shuttle services: The Sunshine Bus service is a registered charitable trust. Volunteers provide wheelchair accessible transport for elderly and disabled, with a focus on supporting independence. Sunshine Bus: phone 06 867 2905 or firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours 8am-noon, 389 Gladstone Road, Gisborne.