Under 30 Social Club giving people living with physical and mental disabilities a chance to socialise


Leah Rucks with Amelia Lopez (six months) and Edgar Gonzalez. Picture: Jon Hewson
Leah Rucks with Amelia Lopez (six months) and Edgar Gonzalez. Picture: Jon Hewson

A NEW group is giving people living with physical and mental disabilities more opportunities to gather and socialise.

The Under 30 Social Club is a place where people living with disability and aged between 18 and 30 can get together to do activities such as arts and craft, performances, comedy nights and dance nights.

Founder Leah Rucks said up to the age of 18 there was plenty of organisational support for individuals and their families, but once they left school this support dwindled.

“We want to create a social support network for people under 30 who have a special need through opening a social group where members can work on different projects, learn more skills and make friends,” she said.

“We want to help anyone who feels lonely and wants to be involved in a community project in a supportive environment.

“I think there are people who really need a service like this.”

The Under 30 Social Club will be having an open day on May 1 at the Dick Lawrence Oval in Beaconsfield.

Email under30socialclub@gmail.com or search for Under 30 Social Club on Facebook for more information.