General Info

CRPG – Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia
Country: Portugal
Name of EPR Director: Jerónimo Sousa
Name of EPR Centre Coordinator: Cecília Carvalho,


Mission & Vision

Mission: Enhancing social and economic autonomy of persons with disabilities.
Vision: A decent, open and inclusive society.


Target group(s)

  • Persons with acquired disabilities following accidents or diseases, which compromise the regular development of one’s professional and life project.
  • Persons with disabilities requiring specialised support services for career counselling, vocational training and active inclusion, namely into the labour market.
  • Adults aiming to enhance their qualifications.
  • Employers aiming to engage disability management practices.
  • Courts and the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
  • Insurance companies and hospitals.


Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Person-centredness and co-production
  • Quality of Life
  • Leadership
  • Quality management
  • Impact measurement
  • Forensic assessment of accidents or diseases impacts’
  • Rehabilitation needs assessment and planning


Social and rehabilitation services

CRPG’s intervention revolves around three axes:

  • Rehabilitation and reintegration into active life of persons with acquired disabilities following accidents or diseases which compromise the normal development of one’s professional and life project;
  • Active inclusion of persons with disabilities through support to school and professional qualification, as well as access to, maintenance and return to work;
  • Lifelong learning for adults.

Main services:

  • Assessment of accident or disease impacts’, evaluation of rehabilitation needs and elaboration of forensic expert reports and others;
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration in professional active life, namely in persons with acquired brain injury, persons living with cancer, persons living with other diseases and persons who survived accidents;
  • Functional rehabilitation in post-acute phase, i.e. after medical rehabilitation;
  • Counselling, prescription and production of assistive products;
  • Guidance and career counselling;
  • Vocational education and training;
  • Access, maintenance and return to work.


Areas of excellence and innovative services

  • Leadership
    CRPG engages in the most advanced leadership trends, conducting prospective analysis of the environment, anticipating the needs and potentials that will emerge in the future, inspiring also the vocational rehabilitation and social services sector.
  • Case management
    Clients are engaged in designing and managing their individual plan (CRPG and community services), supported by a case manager, in a person-centred planning approach.
  • Rehabilitation of persons with acquired brain injury (ABI)
    Holistic programme focused on the neuropsychological rehabilitation of people with ABI, combining group and individual interventions.
  • Assistive products
    Needs assessment, prescription and counselling on assistive products for daily and professional life.



CRPG – Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia
Av. João Paulo II 369
4410-406 Arcozelo