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
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…Read more
Social innovation in movement
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…Read more
"Starter" rent for employment
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…Read more
Daily car rental
Echirolles (Isère) , France
The association aims at fostering the mobility of vulnerable people. The association has opened a social garage which enables these people…Read more
Travelling social assistance service
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…Read more
Professional inclusion of people with cerebral palsy
Madrid , Espagne
Located in Madrid, the Bobath Foundation has developed an innovative method to foster the professional inclusion of people with a cerebral…Read more