Dept for Transport: Progress on accessibility as campaign launches to improve disabled passengers’ journeys

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6 March 2020

The ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign looks to increase awareness about making transport more inclusive. • campaign launches to improve journeys for disabled people when using public transport • operators urged to sign up to the Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme to encourage, celebrate and promote best practice • latest in a series of improvements by the Transport Secretary to accelerate the

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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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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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