I just couldn’t have afforded it that first month, not a chance. Without the free bus pass I just wouldn’t have been able to keep this job. I don’t drive so I’d have paid out the £3.50 each day until my money ran out, but then that would have been it.
It was so useful! Without the free bus pass I would have had to walk for well over an hour to get to work. At the time I didn’t have no money at all. Without the bus pass, I just couldn’t have got there as I didn’t have any other transport. The job would have been gone. I recommend [the scheme] to other people. I think it’s really good. I say, ‘Do it, because it helps you get to work. And it motivates you to go out.’