What does this mean?
Those diagnosed with hidden disabilities, who are eligible to join the blue badge scheme, will be allowed to park for free and without time-limits. Use of specially marked disabled will also be permitted.
Under the new guidelines, the permit eligibility will be extended to those with hidden disabilities, including:
The changes follow an 8-week consultation and makes up part of the Government's drive for greater equality between physical and mental health.
When will this happen?
The new changes will come into effect in England on 30th August 2019, according to the Government. In Scotland and Wales there are already similar rules that include some mental impairments.
How do I apply for a Blue Badge?
As of January this year, you can now apply for a Blue Badge permit online. Read more by CLICKING HERE.
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