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About Us

Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation that commenced services in Geelong in 1952.

It was established to improve the quality of life for people with a disability by providing and promoting valued services, care and supports in:

  • Personal development
  • Education programs
  • Vocational placement, training and support services
  • Accommodation and associated support services and
  • Aged care and related services.

To ensure these services and supports are delivered in a timely and effective manner Karingal undertakes to:

  • Promote the organisation, its services and purpose
  • Encourage partnerships with all levels of government, businesses and potential funding bodies
  • Undertake ventures and business enterprises that promote Karingal's purpose and
  • Promote membership of the Association to the Karingal community.

Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy hut'.

Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff and over 150 volunteers.

Karingal provides:

  • Accommodation, respite, home-based and day activities for people with a disability and their families across the Barwon South West of Victoria and in the Mornington Peninsula
  • Aged services and mental health support across the Barwon Region
  • Employment in a supported environment in an Australian Disability Enterprise across a range of Geelong locations
  • Employment services, including disability employment services, in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, including a specialist service for people with a disability, from a total of 57 locations.
  • Accredited and non-accredited training throughout Victoria, specialising in training for the Community Services sector and foundation skills courses
  • Community engagement brokerage services in Geelong and Portland 

 

 


Karingal Inc. (Vic) Limited Liability
Reg. Assoc. A0038261E | ARBN 158 375 903 | ABN 97 468 305 401
 

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Latest News

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Tom's journey to employment leads to award nomination

An inspiring employment partnership between Frankston job seeker Thomas McGann and Dandenong's Wooranna Park Primary School has gained national attention.

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Bendigo Employment Consultant a finalist for national award

MatchWorks Bendigo Employment Consultant Sylvia Phan is in the running for a national award after displaying exemplary dedication to connecting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) job seekers with employment.

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Geelong business innovates to support deaf job seeker

FUSO Geelong and local employment services provider MatchWorks are in the running for a national award after FUSO implemented world-first technology at its Geelong workshop to help a deaf job seeker realise his dream of becoming a diesel mechanic.

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Harrison broadens his horizons with NDIS

With the  National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting to roll out across Australia this month, it was an opportunity to celebrate how the scheme has already changed the lives of thousands of Australians, such as Harrison.

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Karingal expands to North East Melbourne

Karingal has started an exciting new chapter, offering services and supports for people with a disability in the North East Melbourne area.

The expansion, which started July 1, coincides with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the area.

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Karingal Foundation and Karingal BacLinks combine

The Karingal Foundation has combined with Karingal BacLinks in a new-look department that will continue to link with the community, fundraise and develop partnerships that benefit Karingal clients and promote a fully inclusive community.

Karingal Chief Operating Officer Brandon Howard was looking forward to seeing the development of the new department.

 

 

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Top honour for Daryl at state disability awards

Former Karingal Chief Executive Officer Daryl Starkey was recognised at the Victorian Disability Awards with induction onto the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.

The Lifetime Achievement category recognises exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution over the past 20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to empowering people with a disability and improving outcomes for people with a disability.

 

 

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Elder abuse forum

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognised on June 15 when Eastern Hub Geelong hosted The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum.

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Clubhouse hopes to welcome new members at new base

With a new home, Geelong Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouse (GABIC) founding member Amanda Gordon-Young says the group is hoping to welcome new members.

The clubhouse has moved from Pakington Street to the fully inclusive Eastern Hub Geelong, hosting weekly meetings for people in the Geelong region with an acquired brain injury.

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Upcoming Events

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Brain Injury Awareness Week 2016 - Caring for the Carers Day Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 Do you support a loved one living with an acquired brain injury? Join us for Caring for the Carers Day.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week - Young Stroke Friday, 19 August, 2016, 9:45 AM Please come and join the Barwon region as it shines a spotlight on childhood stroke.
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