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
Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy
Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff
and over 150 volunteers.
- 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
- 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
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Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work
MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he
became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres
down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49,
Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he
struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in
Warrnambool ceased business.
Building community inclusion
Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new
experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.
The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the
National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients
and their families step outside the square and try something new.
By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community
Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community
Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in
the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come
A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on
April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair
Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.
MatchWorks appoints new executive director
Renae Lowry has been appointed the new executive director at
MatchWorks. Renae joins MatchWorks following a long and successful
career working in employment services, both at the frontline of
operations and as a senior manager.
Thursday, 5 May, 2016
KarnivART is a unique exhibition featuring quality pieces created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. Open 9am - 3pm.
Karingal Southern Open Day
Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 9:30 AM
The Karingal Southern Open Day will feature activities and client creations from areas such as cooking, sewing, drama and art.
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