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