- 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.
Golfers and musicians unite for Karingal fundraiser
On Friday January 23, in a display of
community spirit at its best, 26 golfers pushed themselves to the
limit by playing at least 100 holes of golf in one day without
carts to raise money for Karingal in the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike
(HHH) at 13th Beach Golf Links.
HHH players Matt Olsson and Greg
A feel-good step in journey to work
About 30 young women from disadvantaged
backgrounds are better prepared to enter the workforce thanks to
Journey to Work.
Pictured: Participant Ashley with
Sarah and Daria from Coulter Roache Lawyers
A rewarding Big Day Out
Community spirit was on show at the
Karingal BacLinks Summer Workplace Big Day Out, with employees from
local businesses combining with people with a disability and carers
for an entertaining day.
NDIS plays supporting role
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS) is a small but significant part of the broader National
Disability Strategy - a 10-year plan that is paramount to an
Karingal Information Session
Wednesday, 4 March, 2015, 7:00 PM
Talk to advocates, parents, participants and Karingal staff.
Come and try activities, free entry and ample parking.
Finger food and door prizes
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness.
KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery.
Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
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