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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Burke and Beyond Blackburn Next Step had a great fitness session at the Fighters Factory Blackburn in Blackburn today, where we worked on our fitness on the bikes and boxing bags. ... See MoreSee Less

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At Burke and Beyond Dandenong Next Step the Tuesday Salvation Army Volunteer Group have been working on a making a coffee stand for our site for a few weeks now, out of pallet wood. It is nearly finished! We're all so excited to have it onsite with us soon! Great job! ... See MoreSee Less

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At Dandenong Next Step the S.L.E.S crew work hard on IXL Math. IXL is an intuitive program that lets you learn math at different levels and pick the type of math you want to work on. We are all progressing well, and really enjoy it! ... See MoreSee Less

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For the recent Friday night social. We went out to Bayswater Roller City. We we had an awesome time learning to skate. It is allways lots of fun learning new skills with friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so proud of everyone who performed in the 'This is Me' concert today! Every single site from Burke and Beyond gathered at The Castle in Dandenong to share amazing performances and highly polished speeches. A big thank you to Jesuit Community College and everyone involved for making this great concert possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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