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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A fitting farewell for Daryl
With Daryl Starkey closing the curtains on his 15-year career as
Karingal CEO, the Karingal Foundation Gala was the perfect
opportunity to celebrate his significant contribution.
MatchWorks opens more doors
MatchWorks has employed up to 100 staff across 35 new locations
in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland as a result of the
Federal Government's new employment service jobactive.
On July 1 the Federal Government launched jobactive - which
replaces Job Services Australia - to better meet the needs of job
seekers and employers and to improve job outcomes.
MatchWorks' Acting Executive Director Mark McCoy said he was
thrilled with the growth in the new contract.
Work for the Dole
MatchWorks will play a key role in finding valuable work
experience opportunities for job seekers after being named as a
Work for the Dole Co-ordinator across numerous Victorian
Happy to give back
The National Volunteers Week theme of 'Give Happy, Live Happy'
was the perfect fit for the 2015 Karingal BacLinks Winter Workplace
Big Day Out.
Laughter echoed across The Leisuretime Centre stadium on May 28
as people with a disability and employee volunteers took to the
courts for an action-packed day. The inclusive day of fun
activities featured netball, volleyball, dancing, basketball and
Bollywood Big Night Out
It's time to search for a sari and hone your high-energy dance
moves in preparation for the 2015 Karingal Big Night Out, which has
Bollywood as this year's theme.
Dementia and Dancing
Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 1:30 PM
As part of Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria
and the Dementia Agency Network Geelong invite you to an afternoon
of Dementia and Dancing. A public lecture by Dr Alastair Mander will
be followed by a tea dance and refreshments.
Barwarre Gardens Open Day
Saturday, 10 October, 2015, 11:00 AM
Barwarre Gardens is holding a free open day!
Find out more about the wonderful retirement living on offer at Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village.
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