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.

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.

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Enjoy the Christmas Break starting at the end of Next Week, from 3pm on Friday 21st of December 2018, and we will see everyone back on Monday the 14th (with Canterbury running a holiday program) of January 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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We are doing a fantastic job helping out by Volunteering at Brother Hood St Lawrence Noble Park Opening Day. We work hard, help customers and always do our best. Fantastic work! ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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Last Night's Presentation at the Matthew Flinders Hotel, was a great success. We started with an awesome set from 'MC Encyc', then we were blown away by 'The Next Steppers' dance crew, another great performance of a new rap from 'DK'. Then it was then time for the formalities Everyone got their certificates for the years work, then we hit the dance floor to dance the night away. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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Next Step Blackburn Horticulture Class, at Kew Cemetery are learning how to cut the old flowers off plants to keep them strong and healthy. It's an amazing garden and if you get a chance you should stop by at the Sisters Of Shepard section in Kew Cemetery and see all our hard work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Zolaikha, her hard work and dedication has earned her the ward Participant of the Month, for November, at Next Step Dandenong. Great work Zolaikha. ... See MoreSee Less

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