What is the Blue Badge Scheme?

Not all disabilities are visible, some are “hidden” and are not immediately obvious. Living with any disability, visible or non-visible, can make daily life more demanding for people, it can be difficult for others to identify, acknowledge or understand the challenges they face.

Nottinghamshire County Council aim to work with people and their carers` to promote independence and enable people to live their best lives. Nottinghamshire County Council have a Blue Badge Team who administer the Blue Badge Scheme on behalf of the Department of Transport. The aim of the Blue Badge Scheme is to help people with severe mobility problems caused by visible and non-visible (hidden) disabilities to park closer to their destination.

To apply for a Blue Badge, you will need to complete a form on the GOV.UK website. The form will ask you some questions about your circumstances to check your initial eligibility. If you are identified as eligible based on your answers, you will be asked to complete further questions that will provide the information needed to confirm your eligibility in full for a Blue Badge.

A Blue Badge is issued for a maximum of 3 years and when it expires a new application is required. Your application will be assessed on the information you supply on this application form. Historic information for previous badge holders is not kept and therefore it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide as much detail and evidence as possible.

Nottinghamshire County Council are committed to enhancing your independence and our Customer Service Centre will be happy to support you with any queries you may have to help you to live your best lives.

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