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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Media Release - And the nominations are…
As a former Australian of the Year nominee, Lynne Foreman knows
that being recognised for your achievements is a welcome
gesture. It's one of the reasons she is proud to be involved in the
inaugural Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015, which
have attracted a stellar field of nominations.
Unemployment being tackled head-on by job agency
Victoria's high unemployment rate is being tackled head-on by
local employment service provider MatchWorks through an innovative
initiative called Destination Work,which has been rolling out
across the state since June this year. This ground-breaking
program aims to assist long-term unemployed and over 45 year old
job seekers from Cranbourne and Sunshine back into work through
support to overcome individual barriers.
Taking workplace volunteering to new heights
On Friday 14 November young Karingal participants will have an
action-packed day abseiling and bushwalking at the You Yangs
Regional Park alongside volunteers from Geelong-based health
insurance provider GMHBA during a Karingal BacLinks (Business and
Community Links) facilitated event.
Premier opens Karingal Kommercial Facility
Karingal Kommercial welcomed special
guest, Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine, to open its
state-of-the-art facility that provides ongoing employment
opportunities for people with a disability.
Pictured: Karingal Board Chair
Rod Payne unveils the plaque with Premier Napthine
Geelong Awards for People with a Disability
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Karingal has partnered with the City of Greater Geelong to help strengthen the region's status as a disability leader through the introduction of the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015.
Valid Having a Say conference
Friday, 6 February, 2015
The Having a Say conference 2015, presented by Valid aims to empower self-directed goals and self-management through knowledge and participation.
4-6 February at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong
"Women with Disabilities: Our Right to Respect!" Women's Peer Education Program
Monday, 16 February, 2015, 4:00 PM
“Our Right to Respect” is a peer education program for women with disabilities who want to talk about having respectful relationships.
This program is run by Women with Disabilities Victoria for and with women with disabilities
This program will be run in February and March 2015. The program is made up of 4 sessions and each session is 2 hours long.
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