The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with various disabilities, who travel either as drivers or passengers.
It is the intention of the Scheme that only severely disabled people will qualify and that badges will only be issued to people who are able to walk with excessive labour and at an extremely slow pace or with excessive pain.
Applicants should generally be physically incapable of visiting shops, public buildings and other places unless allowed to park close to their destination. It is essential that the applicant is able to make purposeful use of the Scheme after leaving the vehicle, if necessary using walking aids/wheelchair.
The applicant's ability to walk or severe difficulty in walking must be permanent and not just intermittent or temporary. The degree of disability should not be less than that required to qualify for Mobility Allowance or the higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Chief Executive's Department
- PE1 1HZ