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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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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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MatchWorks supports Footscray community hub

Yarra Community Housing officially launched its new Participation Hub in Barkly Street, Footscray yesterday with MatchWorks one of the community organisations offering its services for the unique space.

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Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community

Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come together.

A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.

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Media release - Planting the seed for an inclusive community

Karingal clients and Karingal BacLinks business members will lend their green thumbs to a planting program as part of the Karingal Foundation's partnership with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk.

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Culturally diverse City Start program creates strong community links

Epping job seeker Sepehr Maddox says he feels more confident about achieving his employment goals after completing the six-week City Start employment program which was a collaboration between Melbourne City FC and local employment provider MatchWorks.

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Inspirational job seeker rebuilds confidence through work

Her mother's death and more than 18 months without a job were barriers facing South Australian MatchWorks job seeker Kathleen Bowden, but her determined journey back to employment has provided inspiration to others in similar circumstances.

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Karingal and St Laurence possible merger

On Thursday March 10th the Karingal and St Laurence Boards announced a possible merger of the two organisations.

The Boards of both organisations have unanimously supported this proposed merger and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Over the next two months due diligence  processes will be done by both organisations.

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Media release: Karingal thinks outside the box to maximise independence

An Australian-first workshop which designed and created assistive technology products for people with a disability has laid the foundations for more innovation in the Barwon region.

Karingal teamed up with AbilityMate for an innovation session on February 22 and 23, empowering six people with a disability to design products that would enhance their independence. AbilityMate manufactured the products using 3D printers and basic materials including plastic.

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Upcoming Events

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KarnivART Thursday, 5 May, 2016 KarnivART is a unique exhibition featuring quality pieces created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. Open 7am - 3pm.
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Karingal Open Day Mornington Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 9:30 AM You are invited to enjoy a day with Karingal.
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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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