- 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.
MatchWorks job seeker ready for fitness industry
MatchWorks job seeker Nicolette has started a course in fitness
education and is on her way to finding employment in the fitness
industry. The 25-year-old has come a long way since her initial
appointment at MatchWorks East Geelong, where she presented with
anxiety and was housebound for the past three years.
Job seekers graduate from Bendigo’s Deadly Yakka
Ten Indigenous job seekers were congratulated this week for
graduating from the MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo. The
participants graduated from the four-week employment program on
December 7, which covered goal setting and personal development,
life skills for work, interview skills, presentation advice,
workplace expectations and job search skills; while also addressing
Job seekers help create new community garden
MatchWorks job seekers have helped create a community garden
which exhibits traditional and contemporary bush food plants at the
Melton Botanic Gardens. Job seekers worked alongside the Friends of
the Melton Botanic Gardens (FMBG) over six months to create the
Native Bush Foods Garden. They also revegetated the south bank of
Ryans Creek with indigenous plants.
Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous Job Seekers
Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a
week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding
employment. The 15 program participants were congratulated and
presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday
December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.
Hundred Hole Hike 2017
Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM
The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome
Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM
Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars.
The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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