The Blue (formerly Orange) Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers. The main purpose of the scheme is to allow people with disabilities to park closer to their destination. People on the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance automatically qualify for a badge. Those not on DLA may also qualify if they have difficulty walking and can get a doctor’s letter. It can save a lot of energy that would have been spent walking, or being wheeled, to and from distant car parks. The scheme does not apply in Central London. Ask Social Services or, in Scotland, the Chief Executive of your Regional or Island Council.
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