Apply for a disabled blue badge

Blue badge

Blue badges are for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems and for those who are registered blind.

The scheme allows blue badge holders to park close to where they need to go on streets and in council owned car parks. 

You can apply for a blue badge if you:

  • are severely sight impaired or blind 
  • are terminally ill 
  • receive the war pensioners’ mobility supplement 
  • receive personal independence payments (PIP) and scored 8 points or more under the 'Moving Around' area of your assessment 
  • receive personal independence payments (PIP) and scored 10 points specifically for descriptor E under the 'planning and following journeys' area of your assessment. Descriptor E states the applicant is unable to undertake any journey because it would cause them overwhelming psychological distress
  • receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the disability living allowance (DLA) 
  • have been awarded a lump sum benefit from the armed forces compensation scheme 
  • are a regular driver and have severe upper limb disabilities in both arms and you are unable to operate or have some difficulty operating, all or some types of parking meter * 
  • have a permanent and substantial disability which means you can’t walk or find walking very difficult * which may include very considerable psychological distress 
  • are at risk of serious harm when walking; or pose, when walking, a risk of serious harm to any other person
  • you struggle severely to plan or follow a journey
  • you find it difficult or impossible to control your actions and lack awareness of the impact you could have on others
  • you regularly have intense and overwhelming responses to situations causing temporary loss of behavioural control
  • you frequently become extremely anxious or fearful of public/open spaces

* You may need to be assessed for eligibility.