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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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Students discover disability career options

High school students from across the Geelong region were given a valuable insight into life working in the disability care sector as part of Friday's projectABLE workshop at Geelong's Eastern Hub.

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Friends for life at new Portland shared support accommodation

The first soil was turned at the construction of the Portland Lighthouse Home on Wednesday, May 31 as part of the latest Karingal 'A House for Life' project.

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A House for Life update

Karingal's commitment to the provision of shared living dates back more than 40 years and we offer shared living and residential respite from properties located in Geelong, Colac, Mornington Peninsula and Warrnambool.

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Riding challenge for volunteers and participants

GMHBA workplace volunteers undertook a riding challenge with Karingal St Laurence Adventure Based Learning Experiences (KABLE) participants at Barwon Valley Activity Centre last month.

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KarnivART attracts more artwork than ever before

This year's Karingal St Laurence KarnivART art exhibition attracted more entries than ever before, with 100 high quality artworks created by artists with a disability on display at Eastern Hub Geelong until Friday June 2.

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City at Work provides fun pathways to employment

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) job seekers from the Whittlesea region are benefiting from a new employment program which officially launched yesterday. City at Work is a collaboration between Melbourne City Football Club, through their charity City in the Community, and local employment providers MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG).

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Shared supported accommodation officially opened in Frankston

A new shared supported disability accommodation was officially opened yesterday in front of local community in Frankston's North.

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Frankston job seekers create mini golf course for local youth

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers have assisted in the design and creation of a transportable 9-hole mini golf course for the Frankston City Council North Hangout. The golf course, named Peninsula Sandtrap, was unveiled yesterday at a celebratory event at Frankston North Community Centre.

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Geelong job seekers show off culinary skills

Parents from the Geelong region have been enrolled by MatchWorks in a fun 7-week cooking course as part of the MatchWorks Principal Carer Parent Program.The parents, who are preparing to return to work, are completing the home cooking course at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong in order to develop skills required to make healthy meals for their families in a time efficient manner. Last week they learnt how to cook chicken fajitas from scratch. 

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