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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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Create Youth exhibition inspired by Outpost visit - Media Release

Seeing homelessness first-hand has helped Karingal Create Youth prepare for its annual art exhibition, with the students moved by a visit to The Outpost.

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Keys Please program to educate young drivers

The Keys Please program has visited Karingal Create Youth to educate our students. 

 

Pictured: Kathy addresses the classroom.

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MatchWorks Art Display

Students in Create's Art Program will help brighten the Werribee MatchWorks office through having their artwork displayed in the interview rooms.

Pictured: Callee, Anthony and Jessica show off their artwork.

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Legendary artist Archie Roach to perform for Karingal’s Music to a Tee

Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.

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250 local women are ready to be pampered - Media Release

The Karingal BacLinks and GMHBA community initiative -Project Pamper-had an overwhelming response with 250 local women, who have been touched by cancer in some way, pampered on Wednesday evening August 20.

Pictured: A Pamper Session at Project Pamper

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Karingal launches Disability Action Plan

Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.

Pictured: CEO Daryl Starkey, Capacity Development manager for the Office of the Disability Commissioner Anthony Kolmus, Karingal Disability Action Plan project officer Jacqui McKim and Karingal Chair Rod Payne at the Disability Action Plan launch.

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World-class performers kick start Eastern Geelong Community Centre appeal

More than 650 people turned out to Deakin University's Costa Hall on June 25 to see world renowned artists Eddi Reader and Tim McCallum in concert to officially launch the Karingal Foundation's Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal. 

 

Pictured: Eddi Reader performs at the concert

 

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NDIS price rise: a small step in the right direction

The National Disability Insurance Agency is paying service providers higher prices for some supports from July 1, however there are concerns that the full cost of service delivery will not be met.

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A memorable day at East Geelong

Karingal East Geelong's past and present employees, participants and families enjoyed a walk down memory lane when they gathered on Friday, July 4 at the McKillop Street site to celebrate its 58 years of achievements and look forward to the future.

Pictured: Andrew Katos turning the soil with Daryl Starkey

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Upcoming Events

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Confidently Communicating with Professionals Thursday, 9 October, 2014, 9:30 AM All workshops are for family carers of NDIS participants aged 0–65 All workshops include morning tea and lunch. Call Carers Victoria on 1800 242 636
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Introduction to Self-Managing a Funding Package Thursday, 16 October, 2014, 9:30 AM All workshops are for family carers of NDIS participants aged 0–65 All workshops include morning tea and lunch. Call Association for Children with a Disability on 1800 654 013
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Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
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2014 Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 21 November, 2014 The annual Karingal Big Night Out is a popular dinner dance event that unites all Karingal corporate business partners, staff, board members, Karingal participants, their family and friends in an all-inclusive celebration.
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Music to a Tee featuring Archie Roach Friday, 12 December, 2014, 7:00 PM Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.
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