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:
- solidarity car repair centres, 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
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
Travelling social assistance service
A new Mobil’douche mobile shower initiative
Malakoff , France
The organisation was founded in 2009 based on repeated observations of hygiene issues on the street and a lack of fixed shower facilities…Read more
Solidarity rent-a-car structures
Social rental of two-wheeled vehicles
Milly-sur-Thérain , France
The organisation's main activities are integration and mobility assistance…Read more
Solidarity rent-a-car structures
Social rental with Eurêka Emplois Services
EUREKA EMPLOIS SERVICES
Montfort-sur-Meu , France
The organisation Eurêka Emplois Services is a state-approved organisation for integration through economic activity (SIAE) created in 1991…Read more
Écoles de production (Schools of Production) student mobility
FEDERATION NATIONALE DES ECOLES DE PRODUCTION
The 19 Ecoles de Production in France train and integrate 750 students a year in the industrial, automotive, construction, green spaces and…Read more