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
MatchWorks jobactive sites achieve outstanding performance results
MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and
Queensland have received their performance results for the end of
the December 2016 Star Rating period. Five MatchWorks employment
regions received the maximum five star rating, including: South
Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo
and Adelaide South.
MatchWorks opens new Bacchus Marsh office
The new MatchWorks Bacchus Marsh office is in full swing
following its official opening last week. The opening event, on
Thursday February 16, was attended by local employers, training
& education organisations, Department of Social Services
representatives, MatchWorks staff and many others.
Salisbury job seeker employed after more than a decade
MatchWorks job seeker Fotini had been out of work for more than
10 years but wanted a better future for herself and her children.
The single mother-of-two did not have a car or licence, and also
suffered from a medical condition that caused her to experience
severe episodes of pain.
Geelong job seeker overcomes personal difficulties to teach others
Mental health had affected job seeker Gayle's ability to stay in
her employment as a nurse and midwife - an industry that she had
worked in for 30 years. Gayle experienced several family tragedies
that caused severe depression and an inability to perform her
normal caring duties. As a result she faced unemployment for more
than two years - but she wanted to turn her life around and have
MatchWorks job seekers build and donate community train
MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers and supervisors
unveiled and donated their Tom the Train project at a celebratory
event in Seaford. Twenty Work for the Dole participants worked on
the six-month project at Envision Employment Services by stripping
down an old car, restoring the engine, brakes and gear box and
building a train body and four carriages. The train was donated to
Hundred Hole Hikers continue to impress
An intrepid group of golf enthusiasts have again successfully
taken on the extreme challenge of completing 100 holes of golf in
one day, all in the name of raising much-needed funds to support
programs for people living with an acquired brain injury.
MatchWorks job seeker placed in supportive environment
Geelong job seeker Mason presented to MatchWorks Geelong
looking for independence and felt this would be found through
employment. The 20-year-old, who was diagnosed with
Asperger's syndrome, had recently completed a Certificate IV in
Accounting at the Gordon TAFE to increase his employability. He had
also been volunteering with Springdale Neighbourhood Centre in
Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome
Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM
Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars.
The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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