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 weeks ago

Burke & Beyond

Last Thursday Participants from Next Step Dandenong performed in the latest Megaphone Gig at the Artful Dodgers Studios, Collingwood. The participants rehearsed for weeks and were so excited to get up and perform for everyone!

Well done guys you rocked it!
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2 weeks ago

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The Hospitality Crew from Burke and Beyond Next Step Bayswater put on thier walking shoes and headed into the city. Once there they explored the various cafes the city has to offer! They learned a lot about how Cafe's run in the city. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Oliver loves cooking at the RSL - Next Step Blackburn made hamburgers while following safe food handling practices in the commercial kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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The Friday Healthy Me Program visited Abbotsford Convent where they completed a scavenger hunt. They also learnt about the community, volunteering opportunities, skill- building and employment programs at Lentil as Anything. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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After amazing work, persistence and dedication. KNLC carpentry students have finished creating a wooden cart, which they sourced the plans, bought, measured, cut sanded and assembled the pieces. Showing that hard work and persistence pays off. Well done. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to the Corona Virus situation, Burke and Beyond is temporarily closed. If you need to contact us, please leave a message on 9886 1111 or contact us by email at admin@burkeandbeyond.org.au

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