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Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.

 

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250 local women are ready to be pampered - Media Release

The Karingal BacLinks and GMHBA community initiative -Project Pamper-had an overwhelming response with 250 local women, who have been touched by cancer in some way, pampered on Wednesday evening August 20.

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Karingal launches Disability Action Plan Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.
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World-class performers kick start Eastern Geelong Community Centre appeal

More than 650 people turned out to Deakin University's Costa Hall on June 25 to see world renowned artists Eddi Reader and Tim McCallum in concert to officially launch the Karingal Foundation's Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal. 

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NDIS price rise: a small step in the right direction

The National Disability Insurance Agency is paying service providers higher prices for some supports from July 1, however there are concerns that the full cost of service delivery will not be met.

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A memorable day at East Geelong

Karingal East Geelong's past and present employees, participants and families enjoyed a walk down memory lane when they gathered on Friday, July 4 at the McKillop Street site to celebrate its 58 years of achievements and look forward to the future.

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Barwarre Gardens community centre to open

A celebration will be held in October to mark the opening of the new state-of-the-art community centre at Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village.

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A wonderful Winter Workplace Big Day Out

The 2014 Winter Workplace Big Day Out warmed the hearts of all involved, with participants and employee volunteers combining for a rewarding day.

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Create Youth addresses mental illness stigma

PicturCreate Youth's clever approach of linking popular children's characters to mental health disorders has earned them a placing in the Kempe Read The Play project.

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Karingal Training helps Tony take a new direction

Tony Quinn is proof that it's never too late to learn, changing careers thanks to Karingal Training.

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Upcoming Events

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Changing Places, Changing Lives conference Thursday, 11 September, 2014 This forum will showcase world’s best practice in accessible toilet and bathroom solutions through Changing Places and will feature leading edge Australian examples.
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For Individuals
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People with Mental Illness
Karingal's Transcend branch offers a range of flexible services for people with mental illness. Learn More
 
People who are frail aged
Karingal's services for older individuals and their families include respite, carer respite & assistance around the home. Learn More
 
People who need training
Karingal delivers accredited and non-accredited training, provides supported employment and support people of all abilities to find work. Learn More
 
Youth Services
Karingal's Create Youth branch assists young people in transitioning into further education, training or employment. Learn More
 

For Businesses
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Catering and Gourmet Food

Kommercial offers delicious corporate catering for businesses throughout Geelong. Items include:

  • Hot and cold platters
  • Sandwiches, wraps and rolls
  • Drinks
  • Sweets including slices, biscuits and scones.

Gourmet food is also available at our Online Store. Range includes gourmet jams, chutneys, cordials and more!

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Finding Staff

MatchWorks is Victoria's largest employment services provider with over 14 years' experience. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, from a total of 57 locations. If you need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help you fill your employment vacancies FREE of charge.

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Training

Karingal Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in a wide variety of training in the community services and employment service industries, as well as a range of vocational short courses. Karingal Training can work with you to tailor a course to your needs, at your office or a Karingal Training venue.

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Packaging, Landcare & Industrial Services

Outsourcing repetitive and time consuming tasks to Kommercial can provide your staff with more time to focus on dedicating their expertise to increasing the value of your business.

Services include, but are not limited to:

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Community Engagement

Karingal Foundation

Funds raised by the Karingal Foundation allow Karingal to build new facilities for people with a disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability. 

BacLinks

BacLinks is an initiative of Karingal that specialises in educating, supporting and creating opportunities for businesses and community agencies from any sector to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

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