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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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Latest News

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 purpose again.

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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 Scouts Victoria. 

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Geelong celebrates disability award winners

The Geelong community celebrated the achievements of an outstanding group of people at last night's Geelong Awards for People with a Disability.

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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.



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Young Endeavour invites Karingal along for a sailing adventure

A group of 24 Karingal clients and staff climbed aboard the Young Endeavour for a sail around Corio Bay yesterday. The Young Endeavour is Australia's national sail training ship which is crewed by young Australians aged 16-23 years old.

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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 Drysdale.

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Upcoming Events

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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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