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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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Media Release - And the nominations are…

As a former Australian of the Year nominee, Lynne Foreman knows that being recognised for your achievements is  a welcome gesture. It's one of the reasons she is proud to be involved in the inaugural Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015, which have attracted a stellar field of nominations.

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Russell Morris takes to the greens for community fundraiser

On Friday January 9 the greens of 13th Beach Golf Links will once again be transformed into a concert venue when Russell Morris, performs with Two Dogs as part of the Music to a Tee series to help raise funds for Karingal's Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal. 

To book visit the Karingal Foundation 

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Partnering to ease large business recruitment stress

Job service provider MatchWorks has joined five other leading employment
service providers across Australia to form a six-way partnership to ease the
recruitment stress on large businesses.

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A day at the soccer for Karingal participants

Fifteen participants from Karingal South West will celebrate International Day of People with Disability by cheering on Melbourne City as they play Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday 7 December.

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Unemployment being tackled head-on by job agency

Victoria's high unemployment rate is being tackled head-on by local employment service provider MatchWorks through an innovative initiative called Destination Work,which has been rolling out across the state since June this year. This ground-breaking program aims to assist long-term unemployed and over 45 year old job seekers from Cranbourne and Sunshine back into work through support to overcome individual barriers.

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Taking workplace volunteering to new heights

On Friday 14 November young Karingal participants will have an action-packed day abseiling and bushwalking at the You Yangs Regional Park alongside volunteers from Geelong-based health insurance provider GMHBA during a Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) facilitated event.

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Pioneering awards for people with a disability

Karingal has partnered with the City of Greater Geelong to help strengthen the region's status as a disability leader through the introduction of the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015.

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Premier opens Karingal Kommercial Facility

Karingal Kommercial welcomed special guest, Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine, to open its state-of-the-art facility that provides ongoing employment opportunities for people with a disability. 

Pictured: Karingal Board Chair Rod Payne unveils the plaque with Premier Napthine

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A crucial period for MatchWorks

MatchWorks is in the midst of an exciting yet challenging period that will help shape the organisation's growth.

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Upcoming Events

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Geelong Awards for People with a Disability Tuesday, 3 February, 2015 Karingal has partnered with the City of Greater Geelong to help strengthen the region's status as a disability leader through the introduction of the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015.
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Valid Having a Say conference Friday, 6 February, 2015 The Having a Say conference 2015, presented by Valid aims to empower self-directed goals and self-management through knowledge and participation. 4-6 February at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong
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"Women with Disabilities: Our Right to Respect!" Women's Peer Education Program Monday, 16 February, 2015, 4:00 PM “Our Right to Respect” is a peer education program for women with disabilities who want to talk about having respectful relationships. This program is run by Women with Disabilities Victoria for and with women with disabilities This program will be run in February and March 2015. The program is made up of 4 sessions and each session is 2 hours long.
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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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