We were putting our faith in the program’s hands and hoping that Matthew would pick up some skills and we haven’t been disappointed. He’s actually blossomed.
He’s become a lot more independent and he’s willing to try new things
She has matured and I don’t think it because of her age, but because she’s been led down that path.
I can normally tell if something works within the first 15 minutes, when I first came here I could tell straight away
Mairead is loving zoom chat. It's been amazing for her mental health.
Michael has learned a lot of life skills and travel skills. He has certainly matured.
For me it’s knowing that he’s coming to a safe place, a fresh, clean, good environment”
Enjoy it! It’s fun meeting new people as we did not know anyone. We have made more friends.
William is up bright and early and ready to go without prompting. He looks forward to his sessions eagerly. It has been a wonderful insight from our part as well as we have been able to see how William contributes, and the great interaction he has with his mates. Really appreciate your hard work, it is keeping him going whilst in isolation.
Every Thursday I’ve been going to Waugh’s Industrial Supplies in Bayswater for work experience. Paul helps me fix power tools such as angle grinders. I’ve been enjoying working and meeting new people.
Burke and Beyond is different from School. I’m learning independent living skills to use in the future.
Particularly what I like about Burke and Beyond, it’s teaching him how to think and how to make choices and decisions for himself
When I first started mum would drop me off, but now I catch the train and take myself to Burke and Beyond
The staff here are fantastic, their communication skills are excellent