Club21 is a peer support network for adults (18+ years) with Down syndrome to share social experiences with the support of a group leader and volunteers. Past Club21 activities have included theatre shows, circus, pub meals, dance parties, picnics, beach, festivals, music events amongst others.
Club21 is now a NDIS service. Eligible participants can access this service through their NDIS plan. We have two groups currently operating in the Melbourne CBD and Outer East. Non NDIS Club21 members will still be able to access this service until the full roll out of the NDIS in Victoria.
We believe in inclusion and self advocacy. Life skills including leadership and confidence are promoted through learning opportunities and our members are encouraged to actively participate in organising activities.
Club21 operates under a set of rules that have been determined by the young adults themselves. There is an expectation of reasonable behaviour, mutual respect, active participation and commitment to attend activities for which people have booked.