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 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.).

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Reconstruction itinerary

Passenger transportation
Nominated for the Grand Prix of the Public

Reconstruction itinerary

Wake Up Café

Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine) , France

Since 2014, the association “Wake Up Café” has been supporting motivated prisoners who wants to find a way to a long-term reinclusion…

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Social innovation in movement

License assistance

Social innovation in movement

TAPAJ France

Bordeaux (Gironde) , France

The TAPAJ association develops a social revalorisation program for 16 to 25-year-old people who are in precarious situation, isolated and…

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"Starter" rent for employment

Social garage
Nominated for the Grand Prix of the Public

"Starter" rent for employment

Solidarauto 49

Trélazé (Maine-et-Loire) , France

First social garage opened by the Solidarauto Federation, Solidarauto 49, offers vulnerable people to sale, repair and rent a vehicle at a…

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Daily car rental

Social garage
Nominated for the Grand Prix of the Public

Daily car rental

Solidarauto 38

Echirolles (Isère) , France

The association aims at fostering the mobility of vulnerable people. The association has opened a social garage which enables these people…

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A mobile mediation and support service

Travelling social assistance service
Nominated for the Grand Prix of the Public

A mobile mediation and support service

Relais Jeunes 56

Sené (Morbihan) , France

The association « Relais Jeunes 56 » supports young people between 15 and 25 years old who live in rural priority areas. The association…

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Professional inclusion of people with cerebral palsy

Passenger transportation
Nominated for the Grand Prix of the Public

Professional inclusion of people with cerebral palsy

Fundacion Bobath

Madrid , Espagne

Located in Madrid, the Bobath Foundation has developed an innovative method to foster the professional inclusion of people with a cerebral…

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