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Destination Work for Brunswick Job Seekers

Brunswick job seekers with health issues, a limited work history or barriers to employment will benefit from a new ground-breaking program called Destination Work, to be run through local employment provider MatchWorks.   Twenty local job seekers aged between 21 and 40 will take part in the supported initiative, starting Monday 15 September.

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250 local women are ready to be pampered - Media Release

The Karingal BacLinks and GMHBA community initiative -Project Pamper-had an overwhelming response with 250 local women, who have been touched by cancer in some way, pampered on Wednesday evening August 20.

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Karingal launches Disability Action Plan Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.
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World-class performers kick start Eastern Geelong Community Centre appeal

More than 650 people turned out to Deakin University's Costa Hall on June 25 to see world renowned artists Eddi Reader and Tim McCallum in concert to officially launch the Karingal Foundation's Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal. 

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NDIS price rise: a small step in the right direction

The National Disability Insurance Agency is paying service providers higher prices for some supports from July 1, however there are concerns that the full cost of service delivery will not be met.

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A memorable day at East Geelong

Karingal East Geelong's past and present employees, participants and families enjoyed a walk down memory lane when they gathered on Friday, July 4 at the McKillop Street site to celebrate its 58 years of achievements and look forward to the future.

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Barwarre Gardens community centre to open

A celebration will be held in October to mark the opening of the new state-of-the-art community centre at Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village.

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A wonderful Winter Workplace Big Day Out

The 2014 Winter Workplace Big Day Out warmed the hearts of all involved, with participants and employee volunteers combining for a rewarding day.

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Create Youth addresses mental illness stigma

PicturCreate Youth's clever approach of linking popular children's characters to mental health disorders has earned them a placing in the Kempe Read The Play project.

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Upcoming Events

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Introduction to Self-Managing a Funding Package Thursday, 16 October, 2014, 9:30 AM All workshops are for family carers of NDIS participants aged 0–65 All workshops include morning tea and lunch. Call Association for Children with a Disability on 1800 654 013
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Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
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For Businesses
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Projects Tailored
BacLinks can match your business needs with suitable opportunities in the community - we tailor projects to exactly what you are seeking. Learn More
 
Established Community Projects
If you are interested in getting your business involved in a community project, you may find there is already a BacLinks project to support that meets your businesses interests. Learn More
 
Network with Like-Minded Businesses
The '730 Breakfast Club' provides you with the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and educates you about community support opportunities. Learn More
 
All BacLinks Services are exclusive to BacLinks Members. Learn how your business can join our community-minded network of businesses You can also browse our Current Member List. Learn More
 

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BacLinks businesses are waiting to hear if they can assist you to meet any unmet needs! You can request anything from equipment, skills, resources and employee volunteers. Learn More
 
Ongoing Support
BacLinks will meet with you at your request to discuss your agencies needs and assist you to scope suitable projects that attract business support. We are a great community resource! Learn More
 
Project Coordination
Complete coordination of employee volunteering projects, including business liaison, project agreements, media releases, evaluation reports and post-project acknowledgements. Learn More
 
Community agencies can join the BacLinks Network for FREE! Becoming a BacLinks Community Partner will provide access to business support, knowledge and expertise and media acknowledgement. Learn More