- 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.
A fitting farewell for Daryl
With Daryl Starkey closing the curtains on his 15-year career as
Karingal CEO, the Karingal Foundation Gala was the perfect
opportunity to celebrate his significant contribution.
MatchWorks opens more doors
MatchWorks has employed up to 100 staff across 35 new locations
in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland as a result of the
Federal Government's new employment service jobactive.
On July 1 the Federal Government launched jobactive - which
replaces Job Services Australia - to better meet the needs of job
seekers and employers and to improve job outcomes.
MatchWorks' Acting Executive Director Mark McCoy said he was
thrilled with the growth in the new contract.
Work for the Dole
MatchWorks will play a key role in finding valuable work
experience opportunities for job seekers after being named as a
Work for the Dole Co-ordinator across numerous Victorian
Happy to give back
The National Volunteers Week theme of 'Give Happy, Live Happy'
was the perfect fit for the 2015 Karingal BacLinks Winter Workplace
Big Day Out.
Laughter echoed across The Leisuretime Centre stadium on May 28
as people with a disability and employee volunteers took to the
courts for an action-packed day. The inclusive day of fun
activities featured netball, volleyball, dancing, basketball and
Bollywood Big Night Out
It's time to search for a sari and hone your high-energy dance
moves in preparation for the 2015 Karingal Big Night Out, which has
Bollywood as this year's theme.
Dementia and Dancing
Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 1:30 PM
As part of Dementia Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria
and the Dementia Agency Network Geelong invite you to an afternoon
of Dementia and Dancing. A public lecture by Dr Alastair Mander will
be followed by a tea dance and refreshments.
Barwarre Gardens Open Day
Saturday, 10 October, 2015, 11:00 AM
Barwarre Gardens is holding a free open day!
Find out more about the wonderful retirement living on offer at Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village.
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