- 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.
Karingal and St Laurence merge to form a stronger local voice
Karingal will merge with another leading Geelong-based community
service organisation St Laurence following an announcement last
Friday August 5.
The announcement came after a vote by members of both
organisations late last week, with the new entity to be known as
Karingal St Laurence. The two organisations will now spend
time working towards transitioning their businesses into a single
entity. Until this process is completed, Karingal and St
Laurence will continue to operate as separate organisations.
Positive partnership continues to blossom
A hands-on learning approach has laid the foundations for a
successful and rewarding partnership between Karingal and Rosebud
Secondary College (RSC).
Students from RSC who are completing their VCAL have selected
Karingal for their student placements over the past decade. They
have gained experience in areas such as horticulture and
hospitality - two quality Karingal programs which have assisted the
students with employability and industry skills. The placements
have also supported students to connect with Karingal clients and
gain a greater understanding of how important community inclusion
is for people with a disability.
Having the difficult conversation
Communication - no matter how uncomfortable it is - was a key
learning at a workshop titled 'A Palliative Approach for People
Living with a Disability'.
Karingal partnered with Barwon South Western Region Palliative
Care for the May 31 event, which explored a palliative approach and
Advance Care Planning for people with a disability.
Karingal Big Night Out
Friday, 18 November, 2016
Save the dates for the 2016 Karingal Big Night Out, which has The Roaring Twenties as this year's theme.
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