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 any form of 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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Moving out of home a new beginning for Amanda
From yoga to surfing, Amanda Morphy has discovered a new sense
of self since moving out of home.
The 39-year-old has always wanted to move out of home and have
her own place. Amanda moved into a unit in East Geelong in August
last year. The transition from living with her parents in her
family home to living independently in one of Karingal's McIntyre
units was helped by the National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS), which provided Amanda with funding arrangements to fulfill
Feathers fly at M~M2014 launch
Geelong Mayor Cr Darryn Lyons officially launched the M~M2014 on
March 13 at Deakin's Waterfront Campus. Sporting an impressive set
of wings made for the inaugural M~M event in 2009, Darryn set the
scene for the unique event known as Geelong's 24 hour extreme Arts
Walk alongside Parkour experts and a selection of community
Douro Street marks a new dawn for Karingal
The countdown is on to the opening of the new Karingal
Kommercial building, with construction expected to finish later
this month, ready for staff and supported employees to move into in
It is an exciting period for the branch and will consolidate the
three areas of operation it offers - business solutions, food
services and environmental solutions.
New SPINES group to look out for the carers
Two special guests helped helped launch the SPINES (SPinal
Injury Networks Education and Support) carer support group, with
London Paralympian Sam McIntosh and acclaimed singer Tim McCallum
speaking about the crucial role that carers play.
MatchWorks and Heart are street smart
According to former Australian Socceroos goalkeeper Mark
Schwarzer, 'everyone needs to wake in the morning with a goal' - a
focus of the Community Street Soccer program.
Melbourne Heart and MatchWorks helped deliver this important
message to homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people by
holding a special clinic in February.
Living and Learning launched
Cooking a roast chicken, getting motivated to complete domestic
tasks and learning what a balanced diet consists of - these are
some of the goals that participants have set in the new Living and
A thirst to help
Following the launch of its Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong,
leading food and beverage company Lion paid a rewarding visit to
Karingal BacLinks organised for a small team of people from Lion
to participate in a hands-on experience with Karingal's business
services branch on February 4, with 18 employees taking up the
Best Foot Forward
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Partnered by BPW (Business and Professional Women Geelong), this project is aimed at women who are looking to return to the workforce after being long-term unemployed.
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