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Accommodation Services

Karingal provides supported, community-based accommodation as well as overnight residential respite and independent living rental options in the Barwon South West of Victoria and in the Mornington Peninsula. 

My Own Place

The My Own Place project was established by Karingal in 2006 to assist people with a disability to find suitable, long-term private accommodation. The service is available in both Geelong and Wyndham.

Shared Supported Accommodation

Karingal operates several long-term, shared, supported accommodation services in Geelong and one in Colac. Shared Support Accommodation has been developed to provide people with a disability with a lifestyle similar to other members of the community.

  • Learn more about Shared Supported Accommodation
  • Learn about "Marshall", Karingal accommodation in Marshall that features a unique configuration. It has been designed to enhance independence and maximise opportunities for people to have choice and control over their environment.
  • Learn about "McIntyre", Karingal accommodation in East Geelong that provides well designed and functional living with three two bedroom units and staff unit
  • Learn about "Karroong", Karingal accommodation in Belmont providing well designed and functional living with three interconnected two bedroom units that  have been designed to enable and enhance independence and maximise opportunities for people to have choice and control over their environment. 
         

Respite

Karingal offers respite services that are available during the day, overnight and on weekends and can include recreation and leisure options, respite in your own home or at one of Karingal's respite houses or holiday houses

 

Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP)

The Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) is empowering people with a disability and their families and carers to address unmet accommodation needs.

      

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Media release - A fresh approach to workplace volunteering

Volunteers have put their hands up to get their hands dirty in a program that will improve access to fresh and healthy food for residents in Geelong's northern suburbs.

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Youth program graduate set to start apprenticeship

Indigenous job seeker Reagan Atkinson-Cumming has started a diesel mechanic apprenticeship after recently completing MatchWorks XLR8 Youth Program in Melton. The inspiring teenager has been supporting her family after her mother passed away four years ago.

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Media release - Taking the time to celebrate volunteers

When it comes to volunteering, Karingal DoCare volunteer Sylvia County truly does go the extra mile - whether that's by foot or bus.

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Media release - Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out

Volunteers from the Wyndham region will tap into the invaluable benefits of volunteering at the inaugural Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out.

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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.

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Media release - Winter Ball a non-event

The Rotary Club of Geelong East and the Karingal Foundation are delighted to announce that the Winter Ball will NOT be held in Geelong on June 25.

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Media release - Creative talents on show at KarnivART

What do Lee Kernaghan, Marilyn Manson  and a combi van have in common? They will all feature in KarnivART Geelong 2016, which has attracted a record-breaking amount of entries.

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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 inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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Upcoming Events

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The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum 2016 Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 9:30 AM Practical sessions on recognising elder abuse. Featuring guest speakers Gary Ferguson from Senior Rights Victoria and Kathy Day from Karingal.
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Not the Winter Ball Saturday, 25 June, 2016 This is the first time ever that the Winter Ball has NOT been held in Geelong, Australia. When you are invited to attend a Ball, Charity Auction or other formal function, don't you often wish you didn't have to attend (for appearances sake)? Well, now you DON'T.
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