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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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Moving out of home a new beginning for Amanda

From yoga to surfing, Amanda Morphy has discovered a new sense of self since moving out of home.

The 39-year-old has always wanted to move out of home and have her own place. Amanda moved into a unit in East Geelong in August last year. The transition from living with her parents in her family home to living independently in one of Karingal's McIntyre units was helped by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which provided Amanda with funding arrangements to fulfill her goal.

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Community comes together for Karingal Karnivale

Families flocked to the Karingal Karnivale on March 14, with the all-inclusive fair bringing the community together for an evening of fun and festivities.

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Feathers fly at M~M2014 launch

Geelong Mayor Cr Darryn Lyons officially launched the M~M2014 on March 13 at Deakin's Waterfront Campus. Sporting an impressive set of wings made for the inaugural M~M event in 2009, Darryn set the scene for the unique event known as Geelong's 24 hour extreme Arts Walk alongside Parkour experts and a selection of community representatives.

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Douro Street marks a new dawn for Karingal

The countdown is on to the opening of the new Karingal Kommercial building, with construction expected to finish later this month, ready for staff and supported employees to move into in May.

It is an exciting period for the branch and will consolidate the three areas of operation it offers - business solutions, food services and environmental solutions.

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New SPINES group to look out for the carers

Two special guests helped helped launch the SPINES (SPinal Injury Networks Education and Support) carer support group, with London Paralympian Sam McIntosh and acclaimed singer Tim McCallum speaking about the crucial role that carers play.

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MatchWorks and Heart are street smart

According to former Australian Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, 'everyone needs to wake in the morning with a goal' - a focus of the Community Street Soccer program.

Melbourne Heart and MatchWorks helped deliver this important message to homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people by holding a special clinic in February.

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Living and Learning launched

Cooking a roast chicken, getting motivated to complete domestic tasks and learning what a balanced diet consists of - these are some of the goals that participants have set in the new Living and Learning course.

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A thirst to help

Following the launch of its Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong, leading food and beverage company Lion paid a rewarding visit to Karingal Kommercial.

Karingal BacLinks organised for a small team of people from Lion to participate in a hands-on experience with Karingal's business services branch on February 4, with 18 employees taking up the opportunity.

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Glowing reviews for Work...My Way project

You only have to hear Cassie Callander's thoughts to realise how successful the Work… My Way project was.

On February 27, Cassie was one of 14 females from Karingal Participate that took part in the program.

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Upcoming Events

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Best Foot Forward Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 Partnered by BPW (Business and Professional Women Geelong), this project is aimed at women who are looking to return to the workforce after being long-term unemployed.
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M~M2014 - Geelong's 24hr Extreme Arts Walk Friday, 9 May, 2014 M~M2014 is Geelong's 24hr Extreme Arts Walk – an 80km biennial journey in 12 stages that creates a contemporary songline across the municipality of Geelong.
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Volunteer Presentation Thursday, 15 May, 2014 Annual event which recognises Karingal volunteers for their contribution.
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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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