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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 

 

 

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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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Sarah helps paint NDIS picture ahead of Information Night

For Sarah Guilfoil, the saying "a picture paints a thousand words" is fitting. Sarah took out first prize at the 2015 VALID Having a Say Conference art competition, with her award-winning piece 'Home Not A House' showing the benefits of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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A night of celebration at pioneering awards

Five high achievers have been honoured at the inaugural Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015, which celebrated the invaluable contributions of people with a disability.

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Golfers and musicians unite for Karingal fundraiser

On Friday January 23, in a display of community spirit at its best, 26 golfers pushed themselves to the limit by playing at least 100 holes of golf in one day without carts to raise money for Karingal in the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) at 13th Beach Golf Links.

HHH players Matt Olsson and Greg Smith

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Karingal CEO Daryl Starkey to resign

It is with some sadness I announce that I will be resigning as CEO of Karingal later this year. 

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Centre set for early 2016 opening

The construction of the Eastern Geelong Community Centre has been delayed by about three months, with the exciting redevelopment expected to be completed early next year.

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A feel-good step in journey to work

About 30 young women from disadvantaged backgrounds are better prepared to enter the workforce thanks to Journey to Work.

 Pictured: Participant Ashley with Sarah and Daria from Coulter Roache Lawyers

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A rewarding Big Day Out

Community spirit was on show at the Karingal BacLinks Summer Workplace Big Day Out, with employees from local businesses combining with people with a disability and carers for an entertaining day.

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Calling artists for KarnivART 2015

Get your paintbrushes and pencils primed, submissions are open for the 2015 Karingal KarnivART exhibition.

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NDIS plays supporting role

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a small but significant part of the broader National Disability Strategy - a 10-year plan that is paramount to an inclusive community.

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Upcoming Events

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Leadership Network for Women with a Disability Tuesday, 10 March, 2015, 1:00 PM Do you aspire to be a leader? Are you one already? The Leadership Network for Women with a Disability is currently forming with the support of Women with Disabilities Victoria. You can play a role in forming the Barwon branch!
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KarnivART '15 Thursday, 7 May, 2015 KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery. Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
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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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