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 job seeker ready for fitness industry
MatchWorks job seeker Nicolette has started a course in fitness
education and is on her way to finding employment in the fitness
industry. The 25-year-old has come a long way since her initial
appointment at MatchWorks East Geelong, where she presented with
anxiety and was housebound for the past three years.
Job seekers graduate from Bendigo’s Deadly Yakka
Ten Indigenous job seekers were congratulated this week for
graduating from the MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo. The
participants graduated from the four-week employment program on
December 7, which covered goal setting and personal development,
life skills for work, interview skills, presentation advice,
workplace expectations and job search skills; while also addressing
Job seekers help create new community garden
MatchWorks job seekers have helped create a community garden
which exhibits traditional and contemporary bush food plants at the
Melton Botanic Gardens. Job seekers worked alongside the Friends of
the Melton Botanic Gardens (FMBG) over six months to create the
Native Bush Foods Garden. They also revegetated the south bank of
Ryans Creek with indigenous plants.
Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous Job Seekers
Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a
week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding
employment. The 15 program participants were congratulated and
presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday
December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.
Hundred Hole Hike 2017
Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM
The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
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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