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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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Joining forces to restore mental health location

Karingal's mental health program, Transcend, will receive a much needed revamp to their Marshall location this Thursday 25 August thanks to GMHBA workplace volunteers.  

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Dedicated mother makes life changing decision

Queensland job seeker Kate's self-respect and confidence is growing by the day after transforming her life with a little help from her local MatchWorks team.

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Encouraging performance results for MatchWorks jobactive regions

MatchWorks enjoyed outstanding performance results for the jobactive June Star Ratings period.

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Register now for Karingal's Hundred Hole Hike

If challenging yourself to six rounds of golf over 15 hours while raising money for a great cause takes your fancy, then it is time to sign up for the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) 2017.

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Karingal and St Laurence merge to form a stronger local voice

Karingal will merge with another leading Geelong-based community service organisation St Laurence following an announcement last Friday August 5.

The announcement came after a vote by members of both organisations late last week, with the new entity to be known as Karingal St Laurence.  The two organisations will now spend time working towards transitioning their businesses into a single entity.  Until this process is completed, Karingal and St Laurence will continue to operate as separate organisations.

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Positive partnership continues to blossom

A hands-on learning approach has laid the foundations for a successful and rewarding partnership between Karingal and Rosebud Secondary College (RSC).

Students from RSC who are completing their VCAL have selected Karingal for their student placements over the past decade. They have gained experience in areas such as horticulture and hospitality - two quality Karingal programs which have assisted the students with employability and industry skills. The placements have also supported students to connect with Karingal clients and gain a greater understanding of how important community inclusion is for people with a disability.

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Having the difficult conversation

Communication - no matter how uncomfortable it is - was a key learning at a workshop titled 'A Palliative Approach for People Living with a Disability'.

Karingal partnered with Barwon South Western Region Palliative Care for the May 31 event, which explored a palliative approach and Advance Care Planning for people with a disability.

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Join media statement - Karingal and St Laurence merge giving stronger voice for disability, aged care, employment and housing services

Geelong-based community service organisations Karingal and St Laurence, confirmed today they are merging following ratification of special resolutions put to Association Members of both organisations this week.

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KarnivART brings together community

It was a night of celebration and colour at KarnivART Geelong, which attracted a record amount of entries.

Held at Eastern Hub Geelong for the first time, the annual Karingal BacLinks event welcomed more than 150 guests to the launch. KarnivART achieved its aim of encouraging and inspiring artists with a disability or mental illness, highlighted by an unprecedented 89 pieces in the exhibition.

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 18 November, 2016 Save the dates for the 2016 Karingal Big Night Out, which has The Roaring Twenties as this year's theme.
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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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