The Blue Badge scheme provides parking concessions for people with severely restricted mobility who have difficulty using public transport.
Local authorities are responsible for administering the scheme and issuing Blue Badges to eligible applicants. Transport Scotland is responsible for the legislation which sets out the framework for the scheme and provides support to local authorities to help them deliver the scheme.
Call for Evidence – Potential Extension to Eligibility Criteria
This Call for Evidence is primarily aimed at health professionals and practitioners responsible for administrating the Blue Badge scheme. It is designed to assist Transport Scotland gather information on any potential extension to the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme, to include people, who as a result of a diagnosed mental disorder, have little or no awareness of danger from traffic. The closing date for written submissions is 18 December 2013.
Respondent Information Form to be completed and returned along with written submissions.
Blue Badge users
Information for Blue Badge users and the public, including how to check your eligibility and apply for your Blue Badge, is available at Blue Badge Scotland.
You’ll also find information leaflets on how you or your organisation can get a Blue Badge, together with contact details for your local authority.
Local Authority information
Transport Scotland provides guidance to Local Authority staff on administering the Blue Badge scheme.
Local Authority staff can share experiences, pose questions and seek guidance on the administration of the Blue Badge scheme from other local authorities at the Local Government Association's Knowledge Hub.
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