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

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While Kew Neighbourhood Learning Center was on break the Horticulture course adventured to Dights Falls and surrounding nurseries in Abbotsford. We were on a mission to identify plants and get inspiration for designing our own gardens. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Rory doing "This is my good life" made by the digital futures crew at Studio B.My beautiful students. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Exciting news at Dandenong!
Six of us have been offered work placement at Holden Dandenong.
We are all so excited that today is our first day, and that there is potential for ongoing employment in the future!
Thank you too Angela and William from Access Australia for getting us this exciting opportunity.
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5 days ago

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During the activities week Burke and Beyond Bayswater got to go on a scavenger hunt throughout the city, where we got to practice our navigation and observation skills. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Burke and Beyond Blackburn Next Step went to the PTV “Try Before You Ride” event at Box Hill Interchange. We got to sit in vehicles and meet the drivers of Taxi's, Buses, Trains, and Coaches. It was a great day where we got to ask lots of questions about public transport. ... See MoreSee Less

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