MORE jobseekers are scooting off to work after a motor scooter hire scheme received a cash boost.
Charity the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) has announced it will inject an additional £250,000 into the Wheels 2 Work programme which is managed by the South Yorkshire Transport Executive (SYPTE).
Residents in the former South Yorkshire coalfields who are travelling to work, training or education are being offered low cost scooter loans when public transport is unsuitable.
Loans are normally for between three to six months and it is hoped, with extra funding, the initiative will help nearly 200 people back to work by the end of the year.
An employment advisor based with the project will also offer advice on employment and looking for jobs.
CRT will also be working with a community based organisation in Sheffield, Sheffield Community Transport, to deliver the scheme.
Sports coach Neil Cauwood, who works for Doncaster Rovers Football in the Community, said he had benefited from the scheme.
He travels to different schools and community groups leading sports classes and promoting the football club.
“Aside from making my journey to and from work much easier, Wheels 2 Work has also given me the flexibility to access these different Doncaster community locations,” he said.
“Without the loan of a motor scooter from Wheels 2 Work, I would have had no choice but to turn this job opportunity down.”
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