Blue Badges entitled severely disabled drivers and passengers to make use of concessionary parking spaces. The scheme provides a national range of parking concessions for disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.
It is designed to enable independent travel as a driver or passenger and to allow them to park as close to their chosen destination as possible.
The Blue Badge scheme applies only to on-street parking and does not apply to any off street parking such as supermarket car parks or privately owned roads such as those found at airports.
Are you eligible for a blue badge.
Fitting certain criteria automatically ensure someones entitlement to a Blue Badge. If someone is in receipt of
- The higher rate of Mobility Component of the Disability Living allowance
- Is registered Blind
- or receives a War Pensioners’ mobility supplement.
Other people who may qualify for a blue badge include those who have a permanent and substantial disability meaning they cannot walk or which makes walking very difficult.
For anyone applying for a Blue Badge under this criterion you will need to show that
- You are unable to walk
- You have a physical disability that means you are unable to walk very far without experiencing severe discomfort ….or
- The physical effort needed to walk could damage your health.
How to apply for a Blue Badge
The Blue Badge scheme is administered by local authorities and they should be contacted directly with inquiries or information about the scheme.
The Blue Badge is a two sided card with a space for a photograph of the badge holder on the back, two recent photos are needed with the application, both photos need to be signed.
contact https://www.gov.uk/to find your local council.