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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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From the CEO: an opportunity to be stronger together

Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following the announcement of a potential merger of the two organisations.

Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.

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Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community

Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come together.

A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.

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Media release - Planting the seed for an inclusive community

Karingal clients and Karingal BacLinks business members will lend their green thumbs to a planting program as part of the Karingal Foundation's partnership with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk.

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Karingal and St Laurence possible merger

On Thursday March 10th the Karingal and St Laurence Boards announced a possible merger of the two organisations.

The Boards of both organisations have unanimously supported this proposed merger and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Over the next two months due diligence  processes will be done by both organisations.

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Media release: Karingal thinks outside the box to maximise independence

An Australian-first workshop which designed and created assistive technology products for people with a disability has laid the foundations for more innovation in the Barwon region.

Karingal teamed up with AbilityMate for an innovation session on February 22 and 23, empowering six people with a disability to design products that would enhance their independence. AbilityMate manufactured the products using 3D printers and basic materials including plastic.

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Honouring high achievers at awards night

More than 150 people attended a night of celebration at the 2016 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability, which recognised the fantastic contributions of people with a disability.

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From the CEO: an eventful few months for Karingal

If you want to know the difference that Karingal makes to peoples' lives, look no further than our major events.

The Karingal BacLinks Summer Workplace Big Day Out in December, the Karingal Foundation Hundred Hole Hike in January and this month's Geelong Awards for People with a Disability are shining examples of Karingal's commitment to creating a fully inclusive community.

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