Wheels to Work schemes provide affordable transport to people who cannot get to work, training or education because of a lack of private or public transport. It usually takes the form of renting mopeds or scooters for around £20 a week, although some schemes loan the vehicle out for repayment at a later date. Some schemes offer bicycles, reduced bus fares or even small cars.
They’re particularly useful in rural areas and for young people, as transport barriers are one of the most-cited barriers to work among young people.
There are tens of local schemes across the UK run by local authorities, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies, who are all represented by the national Wheels to Work Association.