The transport solutions offered by Staffordshire Wheels to Work includes moped loan, an interest free loan for a bicycle, car sharing advice, personal travel plans and travel vouchers.
Clients accepted on the Wheels to Work programme are able to take up employment opportunities which would otherwise not be available. Clients are encouraged to begin a regular savings plan to help secure a long term solution to their transport needs after help from Wheels to Work ceases (after six months).
Criteria for the scheme:
To be considered for the Wheels to Work scheme you must match the following criteria:
* Have difficulty with transport which stops you taking your chosen employment opportunity
* Live in the Staffordshire County Council area (this excludes Stoke-on-Trent)
* There is no upper age limit but clients need to be over 16 years old.
All relevant circumstances will be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the scheme, e.g. distance from the nearest public transport routes, availability of suitable transport options for work/ shifts/training, attendance patterns, etc.
Details of solutions offered:
Moped loan – For a period of six months Wheels to Work can provide a moped, helmet, gloves, jacket, chain lock and Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). Insurance and breakdown cover are also included.
Clients need to have a provisional driving license and pay for the running costs, along with £80 per month for the loan of the moped.
Clients are responsible for the safekeeping of mopeds and in the event of theft or damage, will have to cover the £250 insurance excess.
How to apply for Wheels 2 Work
Applications can be made directly to the Wheels 2 Work Co-ordinator by calling
01785 276730 or 01785 277690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org