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Parking for disabled people and the Blue Badge scheme

How and where to park as a disabled person in Islington including applying for and renewing a Blue Badge, free resident permits and what to do if your Blue Badge is lost or stolen.

Who can apply for and use a Blue Badge

The Blue Badge scheme allows you to park closer to a destination if you have a physical or mental health disability that severely affects you walking short distances.  

GOV.UK has a list of reasons that may make you eligible for a blue badge.

The council decides whether you are eligible. We will need evidence and it can take up to eight weeks to decide and issue a Blue Badge.

You must:

  • be able to prove that you have severe difficulty walking short distances
  • have difficulties that are expected to last three years or more
  • must be experiencing these issues regularly.

Blue Badges are not issued based on a diagnosis or condition, or on a person’s ability to use public transport or ability to walk long distances.

Who can use a Blue Badge

A Blue Badge can only be used:

  • by the person who it is issued to
  • in any vehicle that you are driving or a passenger in.

If a Blue Badge is seen being used by a person other than the badge holder, it may be taken away and the user prosecuted for misuse. The Blue Badge may also be taken away, not to be used again.

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