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.

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Next Step Bayswater enjoyed a walk around Lilydale Lake recently. The morning was a little frosty but everyone warmed up quickly and enjoyed morning tea in the park after their walk while enjoying the views. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that you can find a range of information about COVID-19 that has been translated for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds on the Department of Health and Human Services website?The Department of Health and Human Services has COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds available here: https://bit.ly/3eWiNHG.

Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.

If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested and stay home.

View details on our testing clinics here: https://bit.ly/2YxwKX7 or find your local testing clinic by visiting https://bit.ly/2ZclXAA.
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7 days ago

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One of the Next Step Bayswater participants has been working hard in the last few weeks with some 1 on 1 support at home. They have been working on a range of different independent living skills including cooking a meal for the family.
Doesn't that look like it would taste amazing? What an amazing job, well done.
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