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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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Media release - Indigenous job seekers ready for Yarn n Yakka

Gold Coast region Indigenous job seekers are set to benefit from a targeted new job preparation and training initiative, Yarn n Yakka, launching this Friday 8 May in Coolangatta.

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Media release - Recognising the invaluable work of Karingal volunteers

More than 90 Geelong region volunteers will be thanked for their years of service with Karingal at a special presentation on Tuesday 12 May as part of the 26th National Volunteer Week, which runs from 11 - 17 May.

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Media release - Karingal students awarded for achievements

Karingal participants will receive a number of awards at the 3rd annual Karingal Student Awards Evening this Tuesday 5 May at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Frankston.

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MatchWorks grows business across country

The Federal government's 'Jobactive' employment service tender announcement on March 31 resulted in business growth for MatchWorks.

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Healthy start for City Sisters

MatchWorks has joined forces with Melbourne City FC (MCFC) to launch an exciting new community initiative, City Sisters.

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Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal eclipses $460,000

Thanks to incredible community and business support, the Karingal Foundation has so far raised $461,410 towards the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal and is well on the way to reaching its $2 million target.

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Karingal assists with choice and information

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to maximise choice and control for people with a disability, with Karingal dedicated to helping participants experience greater independence. 

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Karingal amalgamates with DoCare

Karingal will merge with local community service organisation DoCare Geelong in July following approval from the respective boards.

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Job seekers get Deadly

Six Indigenous job seekers from the Broadmeadows area recently graduated from MatchWorks' Deadly Yakka program, helping them in their journey to find sustainable ongoing employment.

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal BacLinks Breakfast Tuesday, 2 June, 2015, 7:30 AM The BacLinks members breakfast provides an opportunity to network and engage with local businesses and professionals.
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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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Women's Retreat for Brain Cancer 10-11 Oct, 2015 Sunday, 11 October, 2015 The Peace of Mind Foundation are hosting an exclusive women's weekend of pampering and wellness for brain cancer patients and carers, Oct 10-11.
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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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