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 Department provides a dedicated telephone line providing free and confidential advice about benefits and other Government supports such as the Blue Badge scheme and help with dental treatment and eye tests.
It is hoped the move - which would be the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970 - would help create parity in the treatment of physical and mental health.
She'll be eligible for attendance allowance and a pilot project by the Scottish Government extending the blue badge scheme to those with mental health illnesses and dementia means she might qualify for a disabled badge.
It is hoped the move - the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970 - would help create parity in the treatment of physical and mental health.
The blue badge scheme is designed to help people with severe mobility problems but misuse of the scheme is a problem all across the UK and has been highlighted as one of the areas of fraud that is on the increase.
I must remind him that the blue badge scheme is not just to allow the elderly/disabled to park nearer the shops.
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.
The blue badge scheme provides parking concessions for those with severely restricted mobility who have difficulty using public transport.
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 blue badge scheme was introduced in the early 1970s but in recent years, concerns have grown that many of the badges are being used by people who are not disabled.