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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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With the  National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting to roll out across Australia this month, it was an opportunity to celebrate how the scheme has already changed the lives of thousands of Australians, such as Harrison.

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Karingal expands to North East Melbourne

Karingal has started an exciting new chapter, offering services and supports for people with a disability in the North East Melbourne area.

The expansion, which started July 1, coincides with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the area.

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Karingal Foundation and Karingal BacLinks combine

The Karingal Foundation has combined with Karingal BacLinks in a new-look department that will continue to link with the community, fundraise and develop partnerships that benefit Karingal clients and promote a fully inclusive community.

Karingal Chief Operating Officer Brandon Howard was looking forward to seeing the development of the new department.

 

 

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Top honour for Daryl at state disability awards

Former Karingal Chief Executive Officer Daryl Starkey was recognised at the Victorian Disability Awards with induction onto the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.

The Lifetime Achievement category recognises exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution over the past 20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to empowering people with a disability and improving outcomes for people with a disability.

 

 

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Elder abuse forum

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognised on June 15 when Eastern Hub Geelong hosted The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum.

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Clubhouse hopes to welcome new members at new base

With a new home, Geelong Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouse (GABIC) founding member Amanda Gordon-Young says the group is hoping to welcome new members.

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Brain Injury Awareness Week 2016 - Caring for the Carers Day Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 Do you support a loved one living with an acquired brain injury? Join us for Caring for the Carers Day.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week - Young Stroke Friday, 19 August, 2016, 9:45 AM Please come and join the Barwon region as it shines a spotlight on childhood stroke.
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