About Us

Learn about our history and philosophy

Overview

At Burke and Beyond, we believe that small is beautiful. One of the main differences between us and many other service providers is that we limit the size of our services to 30 people, and we do that in each of our locations. The advantage of this approach is that we can offer better cohesion between our team members and also ensure that communication is quick and effective. We get to know each individual very quickly and therefore, can ensure that we are aware of their needs as well as their aspirations.

Our team has put together a Principles and Practice document which outlines our beliefs and attitudes. This document represents the values of the organisation and is reviewed periodically by the whole staff team.

Our Story

The beginnings

Discussions about the establishment of Burke and Beyond started in 1990 when the then Community Services Victoria approached us to form a legally Incorporated Association to host a day program for 12 to 15 people who were at the time living at Kew Residential Services.

Our History

Discussions about the establishment of Burke and Beyond started in 1990 when the then Community Services Victoria approached us to form a legally Incorporated Association to host a day program for 12 to 15 people who were at the time living at Kew Residential Services. An office was rented at 824 Burke Road in Camberwell to host that program, hence the name Burke and Beyond. The Association was incorporated on the 3rd of June 1991 and the service opened in July of that year.

Vision, Mission

“Inclusion that Counts”

Mission

To improve lives through social interaction, personal development and community participation.

Strategic Plan …. Towards 2020

Burke and Beyond strives to improve lives through social interaction, personal development and community participation.

2 days ago

Burke & Beyond

Did you know that there is a COVID-19 symptom checker online tool?
If you or someone you know is feeling unwell use the symptom checker to provide you with some advice and point you in the right direction. It is important that we all work together to stay safe and well.
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3 days ago

Burke & Beyond

Have you been wanting to find out more about our Next Step sites but haven't been able to do a tour?

We have been working hard behind the scenes to create some informational videos about the sites.
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Next step Dandenong has just finished their video and it looks amazing.CEO Bruno Cyr and Service Coordinator Tam Nguyen introduce our Next Step Dandenong service.
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4 days ago

Burke & Beyond

Today staff and participants resumed at the different sites, with reduced numbers, increased cleaning and a strong focus on personal hygiene.

It was very exciting to see lots of smiling faces. Dandenong Next Step staff and participants had the following to say about the first day back.
There was a lot of talking and catching up and also talking about our emotions and how this changed has effected us all.

Everyone was in high spirits even learning the new way of site and keeping social distancing in mind.
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7 days ago

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We have been doing some filming at some of our sites, as we are producing a short film to promote the Next Step as people can't visit at the moment.
Can't wait to see it when it is finished. Great job everyone.
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1 week ago

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Isolation has given us the opportunity to try many different things and learn new skills, did you know the participants at Burke and Beyond are always working hard to improve their skills.
Have a look at this amazing clip from before isolation took over, how amazing.
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