THE WORLD IS MOVING, BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND.
In our fast-paced world, everyone should have the ability to get around. Yet some people, in places left by the wayside, are at a disadvantage because they have no access to means of transport.
This situation makes it harder for them to build social ties or access jobs, training, education and culture. In a 2016 survey by Elabe for the Laboratoire de la Mobilité Inclusive, almost one-quarter of French people (23%) said they had refused a job or training offer because they had no way to get there.
The PSA Foundation helps recognised charities and NGOs that support the unemployed, benefit recipients and young people facing hardship – people who are routinely referred to them by social workers.
The PSA Foundation forges partnerships with these organisations to address specific local needs, bring transport to people who cannot otherwise travel, and tackle isolation and loneliness.
WORKING WITH PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS ON THE GROUND
These charities include:
- social garages, where people can get their car repaired, or rent or buy vehicles at an affordable cost, giving the unemployed a way back into employment;
- social driving schools, which use bespoke teaching methods and charge affordable prices to help people pass road safety, highway code and driving test examinations – a vital social inclusion and professional integration service;
- solidarity rent-a-car structures, which provide mobility solutions as part of a broader package of inclusion services;
- passenger transportation services such as on-demand transport, social taxis and carsharing services, which enable people without their own vehicle to travel to medical appointments, job interviews, training courses or shops.
Through sponsorship and funding activities, the PSA Foundation also supports mobility centres, covering a wide range of mobility services within a given area (such as mobility assessment, affordable vehicle rental, carsharing services, on-demand transport, social driving schools, etc.).
Our selection of projects
Implementation of a new social garage
Etampes , France
The aim of the Essonne MobilitéS association is to research and implement individualized and sustainable mobility solutions for the most…Read more
Creation of a social garage in Montbéliard
La Roue de Secours
Besançon , France
Created in 1999, the purpose of the association is to promote social and professional inclusion by developing passenger transportation…Read more
Creation of a Social Garage
Garage Auto Solidaire Centre Bretagne
Pontivy , France
Facing the lack of offers for solidarity garages in the department of Morbihan where there are no structures of this kind, the Garage Auto…Read more
A move for all
La Teste-De-Buch , France
The social garage created in 2016 (and already counting 300 members) plans to provide a vehicle (free of charges) to people in precarious…Read more
Social Care Emergency
Food - bringing people together
Pão a Pão
Lisbon , Portugal
Portugal hosts over 1,200 refugees from the Middle East and this project is one of the first long-term solutions designed to integrate…Read more
Carsharing in rural areas
Mobilité Insertion Emploi
Sedan , France
The organisation's main aims are to facilitate the mobility of people on social and professional integration programmes…Read more