Since 2015, PSA Foundation has been supporting social garages throughout France.
Social garages support people in social, professional and / or financial difficulty by allowing them to maintain, repair, rent or buy their vehicle at a solidarity rate. As integration workplaces, located in rural and sensitive areas, they also train people in insertion to automotive mechanics. Social garages have to deal with very important social needs with limited human and logistical capacity.
The formalization of solutions and the good practices resulting from these exchanges gave birth to this methodological guide that PSA Foundation has chosen to make available to all. This guide is therefore available as a free download from PSA Foundation website and Avise website. This guide identifies the different steps to follow in order to create a social garage and offers practical sheets (material conditions to launch the project, conditions of safety and cleanliness of the workshop, tools ...).
This project, unique in France, will allow the greatest number to benefit from wise advice, fruits of reflections of practitioners and experts in solidarity economy, closer to the needs of the precarious public.
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