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Blue Badge Eligibility Criteria Changes

Disability Motoring UK Article

Following a consultation in 2018 the government announced that it will be extending the Blue Badge eligibility criteria to include people with ‘hidden disabilities’ such as dementia, autism and a number of mental health conditions. These changes will come into effect on 30th August 2019.

The changes to include “hidden disabilities” is very much welcomed, but there is a concern that there won’t be enough blue badge parking spaces for all who need them. You can read the full article here