Who can apply
The Blue Badge scheme is intended for individuals as well as organisations that transport people on a regular basis that have severe difficulty walking short distances
As an individual, to be eligible to the scheme you must be able to prove that you have severe difficulty walking short distances. Your difficulties must be expected to last 3 years or more and the frequency of the issues that you suffer from must be occurring on a regular basis.
Blue Badges are not issued on the basis of having a diagnosis or condition, nor on a person’s ability to use public transport or ability to walk long distances.
Applying or renewing a Blue Badge
How long does an application take to process
How will I know if I have been awarded a Blue Badge
What if my application is rejected
Using your blue badge
Who can use the Blue Badge
Where Blue Badge holders can park in Islington
Parking outside of Islington
Lost or stolen Blue Badges
Blue Badge fraud
Blue Badge fraud and misuse
Unfortunately the Blue Badge scheme is prone to misuse and the theft of Blue Badges is a serious problem across London. To report suspected Blue Badge fraud, call us on 020 7527 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We prosecute individuals that misuse the Blue Badge scheme under the Fraud Act which can result in substantial fines and even imprisonment.
Using your Blue Badge abroad
EU and non EU disabled badges
Dedicated parking bays for Blue Badge holders
You may be eligible for a dedicated parking bay if:
• no parking is available within a reasonable distance of your home or workplace
• you are a Blue Badge holder, and;
• you are unable to walk more than 20 metres (a medical assessment may be undertaken)
If your application is successful, installation can take up to six months. This is because we are required to consult local people first and then need to complete a number of legal documents before the bay can be put in place.
Disabled parking on estates
On many estates a limited number of parking bays have been marked for use by disability parking Blue Badge holders. Where available these parking bays are intended for use by disabled visitors to the estate. It is always essential that a valid Blue Badge is displayed when using these spaces.
You should always check signage at the location to ensure you have legally parked prior to leaving your vehicle unattended. If you require further information about a specific area within an estate, you should contact the relevant local area housing office.
Disabled parking at the Whittington Hospital
Parking space at the Whittington Hospital is very limited, especially for blue badge holders.
Both Highgate Hill and Magdala Avenue are bus routes which further limits parking space.
There are however some parking spaces on the main streets that border the hospital site as below.
- Magdala Avenue - Two disabled parking bays, plus approximately 32 resident bays and 22 shared use bays. In addition there are a further 11-12 off peak spaces.
- Highgate Hill - Approximately ten short stay pay and display bays just beyond 150m from the hospital entrance in Highgate Hill.
- Dartmouth Park Hill - Nine short stay pay and display spaces approximately 300 metres from the hospital entrance, and approximately three spaces on double yellow lines near the junction with Magdala Avenue.
Blue Badge holder exemptions for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs)
Free resident permits for Blue Badge holders
The Free Resident Parking permit is a residential parking permit offered without charge to Blue Badge holders. We offer this permit as a substitute to the Blue Badge to help prevent the theft of Blue Badge theft.
Blue Badge holders that reside within the London Borough of Islington are entitled to apply for a Free Resident Parking Permit. The Blue Badge holder will be eligible for a permit only if the nominated vehicle is their main mode of transport and can provide evidence to prove the vehicle is registered to their home address.