- 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.
Moving out of home a new beginning for Amanda
From yoga to surfing, Amanda Morphy has discovered a new sense
of self since moving out of home.
The 39-year-old has always wanted to move out of home and have
her own place. Amanda moved into a unit in East Geelong in August
last year. The transition from living with her parents in her
family home to living independently in one of Karingal's McIntyre
units was helped by the National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS), which provided Amanda with funding arrangements to fulfill
Feathers fly at M~M2014 launch
Geelong Mayor Cr Darryn Lyons officially launched the M~M2014 on
March 13 at Deakin's Waterfront Campus. Sporting an impressive set
of wings made for the inaugural M~M event in 2009, Darryn set the
scene for the unique event known as Geelong's 24 hour extreme Arts
Walk alongside Parkour experts and a selection of community
Douro Street marks a new dawn for Karingal
The countdown is on to the opening of the new Karingal
Kommercial building, with construction expected to finish later
this month, ready for staff and supported employees to move into in
It is an exciting period for the branch and will consolidate the
three areas of operation it offers - business solutions, food
services and environmental solutions.
New SPINES group to look out for the carers
Two special guests helped helped launch the SPINES (SPinal
Injury Networks Education and Support) carer support group, with
London Paralympian Sam McIntosh and acclaimed singer Tim McCallum
speaking about the crucial role that carers play.
MatchWorks and Heart are street smart
According to former Australian Socceroos goalkeeper Mark
Schwarzer, 'everyone needs to wake in the morning with a goal' - a
focus of the Community Street Soccer program.
Melbourne Heart and MatchWorks helped deliver this important
message to homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people by
holding a special clinic in February.
Living and Learning launched
Cooking a roast chicken, getting motivated to complete domestic
tasks and learning what a balanced diet consists of - these are
some of the goals that participants have set in the new Living and
A thirst to help
Following the launch of its Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong,
leading food and beverage company Lion paid a rewarding visit to
Karingal BacLinks organised for a small team of people from Lion
to participate in a hands-on experience with Karingal's business
services branch on February 4, with 18 employees taking up the
Best Foot Forward
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Partnered by BPW (Business and Professional Women Geelong), this project is aimed at women who are looking to return to the workforce after being long-term unemployed.
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