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Karingal and St Laurence are merging into a new organisation called "Karingal St Laurence" (KSL).

 

KSL will bring together services that both organisation have offered for many years and will offer a new level of advocacy and support for people with special needs. It will deliver increased certainty for consumers by securing its services for many years to come, and will reinforce KSL as an innovative and progressive leader in the disability, aged care, employment, training and housing sectors.

 

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Garden fresh

The meals prepared in cooking programs operating from the Eastern Hub have never been fresher now ingredients are being harvested straight from the new on-site community 'food forest'.

GMHBA workplace volunteers worked alongside Karingal participants to plant a variety of stone fruits, berries, apples and lemons, along with different herbs.

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Adelaide job seeker overcomes obstacles to find employment

Health and personal difficulties were holding Adelaide job seeker Leanne back from performing well in her current employment. But Leanne wanted to turn that around, so she came to MatchWorks Oaklands Park as a voluntary job seeker in October 2015. 

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MatchWorks jobactive sites achieve outstanding performance results

MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Five MatchWorks employment regions received the maximum five star rating, including: South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo and Adelaide South.

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MatchWorks opens new Bacchus Marsh office

The new MatchWorks Bacchus Marsh office is in full swing following its official opening last week. The opening event, on Thursday February 16, was attended by local employers, training & education organisations, Department of Social Services representatives, MatchWorks staff and many others.

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Salisbury job seeker employed after more than a decade

MatchWorks job seeker Fotini had been out of work for more than 10 years but wanted a better future for herself and her children. The single mother-of-two did not have a car or licence, and also suffered from a medical condition that caused her to experience severe episodes of pain.

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Geelong job seeker overcomes personal difficulties to teach others

Mental health had affected job seeker Gayle's ability to stay in her employment as a nurse and midwife - an industry that she had worked in for 30 years. Gayle experienced several family tragedies that caused severe depression and an inability to perform her normal caring duties. As a result she faced unemployment for more than two years - but she wanted to turn her life around and have purpose again.

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MatchWorks job seekers build and donate community train

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers and supervisors unveiled and donated their Tom the Train project at a celebratory event in Seaford. Twenty Work for the Dole participants worked on the six-month project at Envision Employment Services by stripping down an old car, restoring the engine, brakes and gear box and building a train body and four carriages. The train was donated to Scouts Victoria. 

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Geelong celebrates disability award winners

The Geelong community celebrated the achievements of an outstanding group of people at last night's Geelong Awards for People with a Disability.

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Hundred Hole Hikers continue to impress

An intrepid group of golf enthusiasts have again successfully taken on the extreme challenge of completing 100 holes of golf in one day, all in the name of raising much-needed funds to support programs for people living with an acquired brain injury.



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Upcoming Events

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Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars. The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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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 and social support. 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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