- 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.
Culinary class on show
Budding chefs got a taste of what it was like to present a
restaurant-quality three-course menu during the 'Y' Chef Cooking
Colleen a class above
Karingal Participate manager Colleen Kennedy believes the
Leaders for Geelong program has given her valuable insights into
how she can continue to develop as a leader.
NDIS rollout: Karingal ready to support expansion
Karingal is preparing to expand its services following the
historical announcement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS) rollout plans for Victoria.
As announced on September 16, the scheme will be introduced
progressively across the state over the next three years, starting
1 July 2016.
Top honour for Irene at NESA Awards
MatchWorks Indigenous Employment Consultant Irene Sazdov took
home a national award at the prestigious National Employment
Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held
From the CEO: Thanks for the warm welcome
It's been more than three months since I started as Karingal's
Chief Executive Officer - and hasn't the time flown.
I would like to thank you all - staff, clients, families, Board
members, business partners and community leaders - for welcoming me
into the organisation. In a short amount of time I have seen
first-hand how friendly and compassionate the Karingal community
is, and I'm honoured to be a part of it.
Make Room for Art
Friday, 27 November, 2015
The 'Make Room for Art' Exhibition is on display at Karingallery 9 -27 November 10am - 3pm.
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