Thousands with hidden disabilities benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme

30 December 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• New figures show 12,299 people awarded Blue Badge under new criteria • Since August 2019, people with non-visible conditions such as dementia, epilepsy or Parkinson’s are eligible • Changes to Blue Badge scheme continue the UK’s world-leading plans to make the transport network more accessible Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other “invisible” disabilities have gained access

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RNIB: Support while you’re out and about with the sunflower lanyard

22 November 2019
Source: RNIB

If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious but would appreciate support from staff in UK airports, certain railways, supermarkets or visitor attractions, then you may be interested to know there is a lanyard you can wear to signal this. The lanyard, which is entirely voluntary for people with hidden disabilities and their families, acts as a

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Department of Transport: Review of Blue Badge fraud as scheme is extended to those with ‘hidden disabilities’

18 June 2019
Source: Department for Transport

• Blue Badge scheme to be extended to people who have less visible disabilities, making journeys more accessible • This change to the scheme is the biggest in nearly 50 years with the extended criteria coming into force on 30 August. • Review also launched into Blue Badge fraud and ways of reducing misuse. People with hidden disabilities will soon

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