Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as passengers or are registered blind.

This will make it much easier to park, and can be used free on the streets for up to three hours on any yellow line (single or double but look out for local restrictions eg loading bays.) It can also be used free in any parking bay and in council owned car parks.

Children qualify for a blue badge if:

  • They are a resident in the borough
  • They receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • They are registered blind
  • They have a permanent and substantial disability, which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking. (Your doctor may be asked to answer a series of questions to help the local authority determine whether you are eligible.

To apply you will need an application form, which you can get from your local Mobility Team on 020 8825 8161 or at

When you have completed the form you should return it together with two passport-sized photographs signed on the back together with a fee of £2. You will also need proof of the category you are applying under e.g. the latest copy of your childÍs DLA letter and proof of age e.g. a passport or birth certificate.

Children under the age of two years do not qualify because they would not normally be expected to walk independently.

If you need help completing the form ask Contact or your Specialist Health visitor to help you.

Telephone: 020 8825 8000


Click here to visit Blue Badge Scheme's website.




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