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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One of the Next Step Dandenong participants spent some time showing one of the staff how to make African Dumplings. Everyone had a great time and how yummy do they look. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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The Next Step Bayswater Participants recently spent time catching up with some of the staff from Pinchapoo where they normally volunteer but have been unable to due to restrictions. The group spent time sharing stories & achievements through the lockdown and talking about the return to Pinchapoo. All were very excited and looking forward to getting back to helping out the wider community. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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One of the Next Step Dandenong Participants was lucky enough to have some baby chickens hatch a few weeks ago. Here he is feeding them now, they have grown so much. He has also been working on his cooking skills and has been some amazing salads.
Great job.
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1 week ago

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Today the Wednesday cooking group at Next Step Blackburn started their journey to find the perfect pancake! We started with blueberry pancakes, yum! One of the families even showed us how to flip pancakes in the pan like you see chefs do on TV! Very cool! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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One of the Next Step Dandenong Participants Kirra has now started 1:1 face-to-face support and is working on her Animal Care course assessments building her confidence in reading and writing.
Amazing effort.
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