blue badge scheme

blue badge scheme

A UK programme administered by the local council and signed by the patient’s GP, which provides parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.
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The blue badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems.
Contract Notice: To carry out Independent Mobility Assessment (IMA) for the Blue Badge Scheme as determined by the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011.
We pay PS10 registration to access the blue badge scheme, and in Newcastle we pay an extra PS12 per year for the use of shopmobility in Eldon Square.
If you are disabled, you may be able to park in restricted areas under the blue Badge scheme.
Then again, given there are some who take advantage of the Blue Badge scheme for disabled parking perhaps we should not be that shocked after all.
From today, enforcement officers will be targeting motorists who abuse the Blue Badge scheme, which allows disabled drivers to park closer to shops and amenities.
The blue badge scheme provides parking concessions for those with severely restricted mobility who have difficulty using public transport.
Graeme Hendry, leader of Glasgow SNP, said: "Now that councillor Singh has admitted he abused the blue badge scheme, it leaves open the question over whether he has consistently abused the scheme in the past.
Without DMUK there would be no Blue Badge scheme, no Motability cars, and no mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to help disabled people defray some of the extra travel and transport costs that they incur.
I WRITE to express my concerns regarding the Blue Badge scheme and to warn other such legitimate users what may be in store when applying or renewing their badge.
Mr Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, said: "It's vital that disabled people can access important services which is why we embarked on a wide-ranging look at the Blue Badge scheme to ensure that it remains fit for purpose and meets the future needs of the people of Wales.
The launch of the consultation is part of the council's review of the Blue Badge scheme, when cabinet members will look at the number and location of spaces and also consider introducing charges.