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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. Through this program, people with a disability are supported through everyday activities and are encouraged to develop skills and interactions associated with daily living.

Karingal's newer accommodation options feature ground-breaking, universal design to ensure people with disabilities can live as independently as possible in a safe and comfortable environment. The design is also perfect for older people who still want to live independently, but require adaptable housing.

New Accommodation Options

Marshall

"Marshall" is Karingal accommodation in Marshall that has been designed with a unique configuration, featuring a four-bedroom unit, two-bedroom unit and one-bedroom unit under one roofline. It has been designed to enhance independence and maximise opportunities for people to have choice and control over their environment.

McIntyre

"McIntyre" is Karingal accommodation in East Geelong that provides well designed and functional living with three two bedroom units and staff unit. Take a tour at by visiting the McIntyre Virtual Tour.

Karroong

"Karroong" is 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. Take a tour at by visiting the  Karroong Virtual Tour

Melaluka

"Melaluka" (at 191 Melaluka Road, Leopold) provides hundreds of Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula residents with a disability and their carers with access to much needed respite services and is the result of more than $100,000 in cash that was raised via the "Melaluka Appeal" as well as an additional $4200 worth of goods and services. Take a tour at by visiting the  Melaluka Virtual Tour.   

Contact

For more information and eligibility criteria, Contact Us via the Online Form or phone Karingal on 5249 8900. 

 
 

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