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
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
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
- Learn more about Shared
- 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.
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.
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
Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP)
The Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) is empowering people
with a disability and their families and carers to address unmet
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
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.
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
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.
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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