- 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.
Unemployment being tackled head-on by job agency
Victoria's high unemployment rate is being tackled head-on by
local employment service provider MatchWorks through an innovative
initiative called Destination Work,which has been rolling out
across the state since June this year. This ground-breaking
program aims to assist long-term unemployed and over 45 year old
job seekers from Cranbourne and Sunshine back into work through
support to overcome individual barriers.
Taking workplace volunteering to new heights
On Friday 14 November young Karingal participants will have an
action-packed day abseiling and bushwalking at the You Yangs
Regional Park alongside volunteers from Geelong-based health
insurance provider GMHBA during a Karingal BacLinks (Business and
Community Links) facilitated event.
Premier opens Karingal Kommercial Facility
Karingal Kommercial welcomed special
guest, Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine, to open its
state-of-the-art facility that provides ongoing employment
opportunities for people with a disability.
Pictured: Karingal Board Chair
Rod Payne unveils the plaque with Premier Napthine
Rabby and Andy finalists in NESA awards
A MatchWorks employee and a former job
seeker have been recognised at this year's prestigious National
Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala
dinner, held on 28 July.
Pictured: Rabby (back row, fourth
from left) and Andy (third from right) at the gala
Geelong Awards for People with a Disability
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Karingal has partnered with the City of Greater Geelong to help strengthen the region's status as a disability leader through the introduction of the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2015.
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