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 which helps disabled people park closer to their destinations has been extended to those with "hidden disabilities".
The governments ambitious Inclusive Transport Strategy, changes to the Blue Badge scheme and the Access for All programme will continue the UKs internationally-leading plans for fully-accessible transport.
It is the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970.
* extension to Blue Badge scheme comes into force in England today for people who have non-visible disabilities, making travel easier
A positive change to the Blue Badge scheme will come into play on Friday 30 August, when people with hidden disabilities such as anxiety and even Crohn's Disease will be able to apply for the support.
A TWO-DAY crackdown on the misuse of the blue badge scheme in Bridgend saw 20 badges taken away from people.
2: The attempt to lighten his misdemeanour of parking on a raised kerb by stating that he "popped into the opticians" still doesn't hide the fact that he parked on a pavement, something which is not allowed with the blue badge scheme, and illegal.
LOUGHBOROUGH MP Nicky Morgan has welcomed important and far reaching changes to the Blue Badge scheme which will see those living with mental health conditions eligible for disabled parking badges for the first time.
The Department for Transport announcing that the Blue Badge Scheme will now be open to people like me with hidden disabilities is a very important step forward.
Minister for disabled people Justin Tomlinson said: "Extending the Blue Badge scheme is a watershed moment in ensuring those with hidden disabilities are able to travel with greater ease and live more independent lives."
THE Blue Badge scheme is being extended on August 30 to make parking easier for lots more people with hidden disabilities.
Following a public consultation, the Government announced in July last year the blue badge scheme would be automatically extended to cover hidden disabilities.