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Enriching peoples' lives through support, advocacy,
partnership and choice

 

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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Sarah helps paint NDIS picture ahead of Information Night

For Sarah Guilfoil, the saying "a picture paints a thousand words" is fitting. Sarah took out first prize at the 2015 VALID Having a Say Conference art competition, with her award-winning piece 'Home Not A House' showing the benefits of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Media release - Local Indigenous job seekers to get Deadly

Local employment service provider MatchWorks will launch its successful Deadly Yakka
program in St Albans this Monday 20 March for close to 10 Indigenous job seekers from Sunshine, St Albans and Footscray.

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Media release - Yarn n Yakka for Indigenous job seekers

The innovative new Indigenous job preparation and training initiative, Yarn n Yakka, will soon launch following a funding grant allocation to local job search provider MatchWorks from Queensland's Department of Education, Training and Employment.

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Cathy mentors people to life

Cathy Barrow grew up with no support and hated school so she finds it ironic that she is now a trainer for those less fortunate in our society.

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Media release - Healthy start for City Sisters

Melbourne City FC will launch an exciting new community initiative, City Sisters,in conjunction with local job service provider MatchWorks at the Club's new headquarters, City Football Academy, Melbourne, on Thursday 12 March.

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A night of celebration at pioneering awards

Five high achievers have been honoured at the inaugural Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015, which celebrated the invaluable contributions of people with a disability.

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Golfers and musicians unite for Karingal fundraiser

On Friday January 23, in a display of community spirit at its best, 26 golfers pushed themselves to the limit by playing at least 100 holes of golf in one day without carts to raise money for Karingal in the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) at 13th Beach Golf Links.

HHH players Matt Olsson and Greg Smith

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Karingal CEO Daryl Starkey to resign

It is with some sadness I announce that I will be resigning as CEO of Karingal later this year. 

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Centre set for early 2016 opening

The construction of the Eastern Geelong Community Centre has been delayed by about three months, with the exciting redevelopment expected to be completed early next year.

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Upcoming Events

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KarnivART '15 Thursday, 7 May, 2015 KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery. Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
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Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) forums Friday, 19 June, 2015, 12:15 PM The Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) is hosting two forums - on June 19 and June 25 - to help people learn more about Karingal’s accommodation options.
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Write-ability Writers Group sessions - Writers Victoria Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 Write-ability aims to support writers with disability who want to develop their skills and writing careers. Various dates available.
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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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