Blue Badge scheme: consultation on eligibility

16:34 31 January in National News

The Blue Badge scheme plays a vital role in allowing 2.4 million disabled people in England to maintain their independence through special national parking concessions. Blue Badges enable their holders to visit their families and friends and to access healthcare and leisure activities.

The badges are no less important in helping to prevent social exclusion and isolation, and they contribute to the ability of their holders to secure and maintain long term employment. Without the scheme, 75% of badge holders have said that they would go out less often.

The government believes that the Blue Badge scheme should not discriminate in principle between physical and non-physical disabilities.

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