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Burke and Beyond update   To all participants, families and caregivers, here is some updated information for everyone.   Yesterday, the Government of Victoria announced that they were bringing back level three restrictions for the great Melbourne metropolitan area. This is in place for the next 6 weeks. This means...

Kirra, one of the Next Step Dandenong Participants has started a new job, way to go Kirra. Looks like you are really enjoying your new job.   This is what Kirra had to say about her new job. About 4 weeks ago, I started working with my...

Check out our new promotional video for Dandenong.   Congratulations to all involved in putting it together.   Dandenong Promotion Video  ...

Whilst this year ANZAC Day was a different, it was inspiring the way we all found ways to remember the ANZAC spirit. For Brayden, he took the time to make a poppy, draw a flag and remember.   Awesome work Brayden, and a great way to remember,...

What a crazy month we have had!   We have been learning how to use online meetings so as to continue to socialise and practice our skills. This week, the Life Skills Groups at Bayswater have been learning new recipes, working on our budgeting skills and much...

As home cooking is occurring more and more during these times, it is great to see the good old days returning where everyone helps, enjoys the smells and then shares the feast.   In Anthony's case, he saw the opportunity to use his skills, bring the good old...

Brayden, after chatting with a staff member and being sent a recipe, set forth to bake his own bread.   Some puffs of flour later and with hands of a baker- Brayden produced loaves of bread to rival any baker.   Congratulations and well done Brayden. I am sure...

Our physical locations are still closed, but at Burke and Beyond, we continue to offer support.   Our teams are currently offering on- line programs to many of our people. Whether it is skills learning, SLES or fun recreational activities, this is a great way to learn...

With everything changing, more and more people using technology to connect and work, Burke and Beyond has met the challenge of staying in touch.   This week a team of staff and participants tested "Zoom" as a platform to connect and continue to provide services to our...

Volunteers work in many ways, and this case, a Graphic Designer volunteered to help us design a new volunteer brochure.   We needed a brochure to promote volunteering with us, however our expertise is not in this area, so we reached out and advertised for a volunteer...

Some of the participants from Next Step Dandenong have been fortunate to be provided opportunity to have an introduction factory work.   After their enthusiasm and hard work on the KingSwim project, Megara were keen for the participants to experience factory work at their site in Bayswater. ...

Congratulations to Brent and Jess who were successful in obtaining part time positions at Coles.    Brent and Jess both completed work placements and volunteering at Coles where they developed their skills so much they were both offered permanent roles.   Congratulations and well done to you both....