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
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.
Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following
the announcement of a potential merger of the two
Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for
Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.
Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in
the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come
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.
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.
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
Over the next two months due diligence processes will be
done by both organisations.
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
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.
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