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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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Young Werribee artist set to shine

Karingal Training Werribee student Penny Keomanivong says she's found the guidance she needed to set her artistic goals and find a path to success.

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Joining forces to restore mental health location

Karingal's mental health program, Transcend, will receive a much needed revamp to their Marshall location this Thursday 25 August thanks to GMHBA workplace volunteers.  

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Dedicated mother makes life changing decision

Queensland job seeker Kate's self-respect and confidence is growing by the day after transforming her life with a little help from her local MatchWorks team.

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Encouraging performance results for MatchWorks jobactive regions

MatchWorks enjoyed outstanding performance results for the jobactive June Star Ratings period.

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Register now for Karingal's Hundred Hole Hike

If challenging yourself to six rounds of golf over 15 hours while raising money for a great cause takes your fancy, then it is time to sign up for the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) 2017.

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Karingal and St Laurence merge to form a stronger local voice

Karingal will merge with another leading Geelong-based community service organisation St Laurence following an announcement last Friday August 5.

The announcement came after a vote by members of both organisations late last week, with the new entity to be known as Karingal St Laurence.  The two organisations will now spend time working towards transitioning their businesses into a single entity.  Until this process is completed, Karingal and St Laurence will continue to operate as separate organisations.

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Positive partnership continues to blossom

A hands-on learning approach has laid the foundations for a successful and rewarding partnership between Karingal and Rosebud Secondary College (RSC).

Students from RSC who are completing their VCAL have selected Karingal for their student placements over the past decade. They have gained experience in areas such as horticulture and hospitality - two quality Karingal programs which have assisted the students with employability and industry skills. The placements have also supported students to connect with Karingal clients and gain a greater understanding of how important community inclusion is for people with a disability.

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Having the difficult conversation

Communication - no matter how uncomfortable it is - was a key learning at a workshop titled 'A Palliative Approach for People Living with a Disability'.

Karingal partnered with Barwon South Western Region Palliative Care for the May 31 event, which explored a palliative approach and Advance Care Planning for people with a disability.

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Join media statement - Karingal and St Laurence merge giving stronger voice for disability, aged care, employment and housing services

Geelong-based community service organisations Karingal and St Laurence, confirmed today they are merging following ratification of special resolutions put to Association Members of both organisations this week.

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Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 18 November, 2016 Save the dates for the 2016 Karingal Big Night Out, which has The Roaring Twenties as this year's theme.
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