The group evolved due to the lack of facilities in Selwyn for students leaving school who have Physical or Intellectual disabilities. A committee formed and after 3 months we negotiated with Idea Services who agreed to run a Tuesday programme out of the Rolleston Community Centre. This group started 30th July, 2013 with 5 members and has now increased to 11. (January 2017). The sessions are 9am – 3pm. A youth worker from IDEA Services (IHC) facilitates the sessions.
Aside from the weekly Tuesday youth group now run by Idea Services, the Selwyn Launch Group runs quarterly meetings in order to access current needs in the district and to organize information evenings and fun social events for the members. We are always open to new ideas and activities and our goal is to increase awareness and provide more vocational opportunities within our district.