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Respite Services

Respite Options

  • Social and Recreational
  • Day Activities
  • In-home Respite
  • Out-of-home Respite
 

Karingal's range of respite services are designed to provide enjoyable experiences for people with a disability and a well-earned rest for carers. Respite is available during the day, overnight and on weekends and can be provided through recreation and leisure options, in your own home or at one of Karingal's respite houses or holiday houses.

Social and Recreational

Supporting people to join in community-based social and recreational activities while carers take time out

Day Activities

Educational, recreational, leisure and craft activities to suit all abilities are offered at Karingal. These activities can be enjoyed for a morning, afternoon or the whole day.

In-Home respite

Carers can go out, attend to home duties or just relax while respite support is provided in the family home.

Out-of-Home Respite

Overnight, weekend and holiday respite is available at Karingal houses at several locations, including Ocean Grove and Warrnambool.

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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World-class performers kick start Eastern Geelong Community Centre appeal

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Upcoming Events

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Exhibition - Including 'The Wonderful World of Dogs' and 'A Small View' Thursday, 25 September, 2014 Exhibition runs 5-26 September 4 James Street Geelong
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Confidently Communicating with Professionals Thursday, 9 October, 2014, 9:30 AM All workshops are for family carers of NDIS participants aged 0–65 All workshops include morning tea and lunch. Call Carers Victoria on 1800 242 636
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Introduction to Self-Managing a Funding Package Thursday, 16 October, 2014, 9:30 AM All workshops are for family carers of NDIS participants aged 0–65 All workshops include morning tea and lunch. Call Association for Children with a Disability on 1800 654 013
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Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
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Music to a Tee featuring Archie Roach Friday, 12 December, 2014, 7:00 PM Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.
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