The Blue Badge scheme enables 2.4 million disabled people in England to maintain their independence through special national parking concessions. The government believes that the Blue Badge scheme should not discriminate in principle between physical and non-physical disabilities, and the Department for Transport has therefore launched a consultation about clarifying the eligibility rules for people with hidden disabilities.
The consultation document discusses the key issues involved, and presents ideas for improving the rules. The challenge will be to ensure a scheme that is both sustainable and works for all who are eligible for it, whatever their disability.
The consultation is open until 18 March 2018.
Click HERE to take part in the consultation.