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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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Karingal announces new CEO

International business leader and former Geelong resident Mike McKinstry, has been appointed Karingal's next Chief Executive Officer, and will officially take over the role when current CEO Daryl Starkey, retires in late August.  

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Karingal announces new CEO

Karingal is pleased to announce international business leader and former Geelong resident Mike McKinstry as Karingal's next Chief Executive Officer. Pictured: Mike McKinstry

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Creativity on show at KarnivART

More than 60 artists from the Geelong, Surf Coast, Rosebud and Warrnambool regions who have a disability or history of mental illness displayed their artwork in the annual Karingal KarnivART exhibition which was launched at a packed house on May 6 at Karingallery in Geelong. Pictured: Kristen Waugh with her artwork 'Book of Dogs' - Winner of Karnivart '15

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An entertaining night awaits at Karingal Gala Dinner

The Karingal Foundation is delighted to announce its latest fundraising event; the 2015 Karingal Gala Dinner to be held on August 7.

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National growth a key to Karingal’s future

Karingal aims to be a national disability and employment services provider by 2020. Pictured: Rod Payne

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Yarn n Yakka for Indigenous job seekers

Twenty four Gold Coast Indigenous job seekers began the new Indigenous job preparation and training initiative Yarn n Yakka following the program launch on May 8 in Coolangatta, Queensland. Pictured: The Yarn n Yakka launch in Coolangatta

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Karingal in pole position

Karingal has stamped itself as a perennial winner at the 2015 Red Hill Show in the Best Decorated Totem Pole competition, scooping the pool yet again. Karingal took out first, second and third in the novelty event, with Horticulture the triumphant team.

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McAllister a perfect match for Libby

Libby Bartlett is leading a rejuvenated life following her move to McAllister. Pictured: Libby Bartlett

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Helping build careers in non-traditional trades

Plumbing, cabinet making and joinery, bricklaying, turf management and painting were just some of the trades 100 year nine girls from schools across Geelong sampled on April 28 at the 2015 Karingal BacLinks Girls' Big Day Out. Pictured: Melissa from Surf Coast Secondary College in the Bricklaying workshop.

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner Friday, 7 August, 2015, 7:00 PM The Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner will be a splendid night of celebration and entertainment. Hosted by iconic broadcaster and author Derek Guille the evening will pay tribute to Daryl Starkey, Karingal's retiring CEO.
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National Launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2015 Monday, 17 August, 2015 Brain Injury Awareness Week 2015 will focus on a neglected minority of survivors of traumatic brain injury.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Film Festival Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 During Brain Injury Awareness Week, the ABI Education Project will be running a five-night film festival to raise awareness about ABI across the Geelong community. The film festival will be held Tuesday, August 18 - Saturday, August 22.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Community Forum and Expo Tuesday, 18 August, 2015, 10:00 AM As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week Geelong, the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and the Australian Injury and Disability Insurance Network (AIDIN) are running a Community Forum and an expo. Tuesday, August 18 10am – 1pm
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Caring for the Carers Day Friday, 21 August, 2015 A free event for all carers who care for a loved one with a brain injury.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Information and Ticket Booth Friday, 21 August, 2015, 9:00 AM Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, August 21 9.00am - 4.30pm
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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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