With the National Disability
Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starting to roll out across
Australia this month, it was an opportunity to celebrate how the
scheme has already changed the lives of thousands of Australians,
such as Harrison.
Karingal has started an exciting new chapter, offering services
and supports for people with a disability in the North East
The expansion, which started July 1, coincides with the rollout
of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the area.
The Karingal Foundation has combined with Karingal BacLinks in a
new-look department that will continue to link with the community,
fundraise and develop partnerships that benefit Karingal clients
and promote a fully inclusive community.
Karingal Chief Operating Officer Brandon Howard was looking
forward to seeing the development of the new department.
Former Karingal Chief Executive Officer Daryl Starkey was
recognised at the Victorian Disability Awards with induction onto
the Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll.
The Lifetime Achievement category recognises exceptional
individuals who have made a significant contribution over the past
20 years and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to empowering
people with a disability and improving outcomes for people with a
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognised on June 15 when
Eastern Hub Geelong hosted The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum.
With a new home, Geelong Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouse (GABIC)
founding member Amanda Gordon-Young says the group is hoping to
welcome new members.
The clubhouse has moved from Pakington Street to the fully
inclusive Eastern Hub Geelong, hosting weekly meetings for people
in the Geelong region with an acquired brain injury.
Volunteers have put their hands up to get their hands dirty in a
program that will improve access to fresh and healthy food for
residents in Geelong's northern suburbs.
Volunteers from the Wyndham region will tap into the invaluable
benefits of volunteering at the inaugural Wyndham Workplace Big Day
What do Lee Kernaghan, Marilyn Manson and a combi van have
in common? They will all feature in KarnivART Geelong 2016, which
has attracted a record-breaking amount of entries.