Hampshire County Council and East Hants District Council are funding a scheme to help young people aged 16 to 25 to get to work or employment training opportunities. This is particularly targeted at rural and semi rural areas like ourselves where there is no suitable public transport.
The scheme is to Loan a 50cc moped which is taxed and insured for £15 per week.
Currently East Hants have about 15 Mopeds ready to go, and half are in use with most in Alton and just one in Clanfield.
If you know a young person who is struggling to get to interviews, work or employment training then please pass these details onto them.
If you do apply please let me know.
Further notes below from the East Hants web page:
To be eligible for the scheme users must:-
•Live in East Hampshire
•Have no access to suitable public transport
•Have no access to private transport
•Need to access employment or employment related training; or are actively seeking work (need to attend interviews etc)
•Be referred by an agency, employer or, where this is not possible, have referred themselves.
Mopeds can be loaned between 3-12 months and all users will have to attend Compulsary Basic Training. All mopeds are insured, taxed and MOT and a breakdown recovery service is provided. All mopeds are 50cc and users will need to apply for a provisional license prior to using a moped. There will be a £15 weekly charge to loan a moped ( an initial downpayment of four weeks’ charges will be held as a deposit)
For further information or to register for the scheme please contact Alison Wells, Wheels to Work Co-ordinator, on 0845 521 6405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Scheme is funded by Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council, and is operated by Community First New Forest.