Used Scooters and Wheelchair Sales in Street | Blue Badges Explained

Blue badges enable clients with disabilities or health concerns to park in designated spaces which are located closer to central shopping areas or public entrances. Where possible, the bays are wider to accommodate the removal and set up of mobility equipment such as smaller mobility scooters, power chairs, wheelchairs, and other essential walking aids. Users can park for free in these areas, as well as on single- and double-yellow lines.

If you think you might be eligible for a blue badge, the following criteria may assist with your application. We’re also happy to help at Mendip Mobility Ltd and advise you on what procedures to take. And, if you do drop into our Street, Trowbridge or Yeovil mobility shops, why not have a look around at our new and used mobility scooters, Rise & Recline chairs and beds, and a wide range of living aids? Our mobility and wheelchair sales staff are on hand to help.

Automatic Blue Badge Criteria

If you are listed in any of the following categories then you can apply for a blue badge without assessment:

  • You are blind or have a severe visual impairment

  • You are in receipt of the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement

  • You are in receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component

  • You score at least 8 points on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility component in the ‘moving around’ category 

  • You score at least 12 points on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility component in the ‘planning and following journeys’ section

  • You have received a lump sum benefit from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (1-8)

  • It is recognised that you have a permanent or serious disability which limits the amount of walking you can do, or you are unable to walk

  • You receive a grant from the UK government towards your vehicle

If you were in receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component but had to claim the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead, it is possible to continue using your blue badge until its expiry date even if you didn’t score enough qualifying points. 

It is still possible to apply for a blue badge, even if you don’t fall into any of the categories listed above. For example, if any of the following situations are relevant to you, then further assessments may result in you being granted blue badge status:

  • You have a serious or permanent disability which limits your movement, or you can’t walk 

  • You are a driver with significant upper limb problems

  • You are a driver but are unable to operate a parking meter 

  • You are applying on behalf of a child over two years of age who has a serious or permanent disability which limits their movements, or who can’t walk

  • You are applying on behalf of a child under three years of age with a medical condition which requires transporting larger medical equipment, or who needs to be close to a vehicle for essential medical treatment

It is up to your local authority to decide whether or not you are eligible for a blue badge. You may need a free assessment carried out by (i) your GP if you previously held a badge or applied for one, or (ii) an independent medical assessor. 

If you have any further queries, your GP or physiotherapist in Street will be able to advise you and explain the assessment procedures in further detail. And don’t forget, our friendly and approachable team at Mendip Mobility is more than happy to help where we can. 

Specialists in wheelchair sales, power chairs, Rise & Recline chairs and a range of living aids and mobility equipment, we’re the place to visit in the southwest for all your essential needs. Our mobility shops also stock the latest mobility scooters and a range of used scooters which have been fully serviced and repaired. 

Between us, we’ll have you back on the road and enjoying your independence again.

Get in touch

For more information about our range of used scooters, or to talk to any of our wheelchair sales team, visit any of our mobility shops or call us directly on 01458 448355 (Street), 01225 764800 (Trowbridge), or 01935 713676 (Yeovil).

Stree Branch
Street Branch
146 High Street, Street, Somerset, BA16 0ER
01458 448355
Mon to Friday: 9am -4:45pm 
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Trowbridge Branch
Trowbridge Branch
2b Paxcroft Way, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7DG
01225 764800
Mon to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm 
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Yeovil Branch
Yeovil Branch
41 Forest Hill, Yeovil, BA20 2PH
01935 713676
Mon to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm 
Saturday: 10am - 2pm