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‘Home Safe’ group offers Uber customers £10 towards their bill if they can’t afford the ride



A new online campaign group has committed to paying £10 towards their Uber bill to help vulnerable people with their fare.


The online group Home Safe London, which has over 20,000 followers on Instagram, launched the initiative to help women and other people who cannot afford their journey to get home.

The group relies on donations from the public to help others pay their fares. According to Home Safe their mission is to ‘alleviate the financial stress’ from people wishing to travel home safely, who in turn are then forced to pick a ‘less safe’ mode of transport.

As of last night the organisation will cover £10 of an Uber bill and has raised over £5,000 in donations to this point.

A spokesperson from Home Safe London said: “I started Home Safe because I felt like there was a real absence of men talking about women’s safety.

“Around the time of Sarah Everard’s disappearance, a lot my girl friends were talking about it and sharing things online, but there was shockingly little support from the male community.


”I knew that while there wasn’t a solution, there was definitely steps we could take in the right direction. As a young lad myself, I felt a responsibility to do something about it.”

Recently users of the Uber ride-hailing service complained of HIGH PRICES as strike action and a lack of drivers in the capital continues to hit customer wallets.


Last week Londoners experienced severe disruption on five Tube lines (Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria) following strike action called by the RMT Union.

 
 

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