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.).
Our selection of projects
Grand Prix Insertion
Mobility: next step to career choices
Arca de Noe
São Paulo , Brésil
Arca de Noe, a Franco-Brazilian NGO, works at the heart of the Favela de Vila Prudente, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, through 2 associations:Read more
Travelling social assistance service
Associação de Apoio Social e Desenvolvimento de Galisteu e Vide-Entre-Vinhas
Galisteu , Portugal
The association is dedicated to providing social assistance to isolated seniors in an region with a high rate of aging. In order to delay…Read more
Grand Prix International
To go out, like everyone
Associação Pró-Excepcionais Kodomo-No-Sono
São Paulo , Brazil
The Kodomo-no-Sono association is dedicated to the care and support of people with specific needs (mental and physical disabilities). Since…Read more
A senior adapted vehicle
Résidence Pierre NOAL (EHPAD)
Putanges Le Lac , France
The Pierre NOAL Residence is an 80-bed elderly nursing home (EHPAD) opened to several publics (dependent elderly people, people with…Read more
"Young mothers on the move" Mobility Credit
CFPE Etablissements - Villa Jeanne
Ivry-sur-Seine , France
The CFPE Etablissements is a non-profit organization established in 1901 to help children in difficulty, to improve the conditions of child…Read more
Handicap in the city: the simple solution of the pusher bike
Saint-Mandé , France
This project is designed by L'Orangerie for young adults with multiple disabilities located in the heart of the city of Aubervilliers (93)…Read more