If you struggle to get around and use a car for transportation, you could get a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge lets you park closer to your destination and is registered to you - so you can use it as a driver or passenger.
You could automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you get certain benefits. You could also get a Blue Badge if you or the person you’re applying for:
struggles to walk
has a severe disability and has difficulty using a parking meter
Councils can charge up to £20 for a Blue Badge. Ask them if there's a charge before you make an application.
After you apply
Your local council will manage your application and let you know if you need to attend a mobility assessment. This is a consultation with a healthcare professional that checks if you’re eligible for a Blue Badge and if you’re getting all the support you need to travel.
You'll get a decision about your application in around 12 weeks
If your application is not successful
If your application is not successful and you’d like to request a review, you should contact your local council. Your letter from the council, explaining their decision, will also tell you how to do this.