Blue Badge Scheme extension
The Blue Badge Scheme has been extended to cover hidden disabilities.
From 2019, people with ‘hidden disabilities’, less obvious illness and disabilities, will have the right to a parking permit, allowing them to park in places not available to others.
The current rules for Blue Badges do not necessarily exclude people with non-physical disabilities, according to the Department for Transport. But while the criteria have been open to interpretation by local authorities, these new rules will provide more clarity across the country. http://bit.ly/2q69c9v