Blue Badge scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme is a national parking scheme for people with severe mobility problems or those registered as having a severe sight impairment.
Please note, we have received the guidance regarding hidden disabilities and are aware of the legislation changes. More details on this can be found on the Gov.UK website.
Am I eligible?
You can automatically get a badge if you:
- are severely sight impaired or blind
- receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and have scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ section
- receive the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
- have received a lump sum benefit as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability
- have been diagnosed as having terminal cancer
You may be eligible if you:
- drive a vehicle regularly and have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty operating, all or some types of parking meter
- have a permanent and substantial disability which means you cannot walk or find walking very difficult
- have children under the age of three, who have a disability due to a medical condition and need to travel with bulky equipment or be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment
- represent an organisation which cares for people with disabilities who meet one of the criteria listed above
If you think you meet the criteria above you can apply online.