- 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
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.
Carers can go out, attend to home duties or just relax while
respite support is provided in the family home.
Overnight, weekend and holiday respite is available at Karingal
houses at several locations, including Ocean Grove and
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
For more information and eligibility criteria, Contact Us via
Form or phone Karingal on 5249 8900.
Media release - Together We Work graduation
MatchWorks will celebrate the graduation of 32 Together We Work
program participants on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at the Mercure Hotel
MatchWorks General Manager Michael Wasley said the Together We
Work initiative is a six month pilot program to trial a joint
employment assistance approach for people with a disability and
their carers as active participants and partners in the journey to
employment or further education.
Eddi Reader adds amazing voice to Karingal Appeal
The Karingal Foundation is excited to announce that one of the
world's finest vocalists, Eddi Reader (MBE) has officially become
an ambassador of Karingal and will perform in an extraordinary
concert on June 25 to launch the Karingal Appeal - Eastern Geelong
Karingal and Deakin team up for new research
Karingal has partnered with Deakin University to conduct
ground-breaking research into how the closures of companies that
demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility impact on the
community sector and the support it provides to the community.
Melaluka a great match for Wendy
Some mornings Wendy McCall (pictured)
wants to pack her bag ready for an overnight stay at Melaluka -
even when she isn't booked in. It shows how much she has enjoyed
her transition to respite, much to the delight of her mother Audrey
Navigating the System
Thursday, 14 August, 2014, 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion: “Navigating the System” – A guide to finding your way around the ABI sector for services and funding.
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