Blue Badge Parking Scheme - NCC

Type of service:
Transport
Address:
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
0300 126 1000
Service description:

The Blue Badge scheme helps people park closer to their destination if they're disabled. If a person is disabled or has a health condition that affects their mobility, they can apply for a Blue Badge. People can also apply for a badge if they care for a child with a health condition that affects their mobility.
Councils can charge for a blue badge. The most you can be charged is ยฃ10.
People who get certain benefits will automatically qualify for a Blue Badge. The application will be straightforward.
People don't need to be able to drive to apply for a Blue Badge, unless they're applying because of problems with their arms.

People are automatically eligible for a Blue Badge if they:

  • Are registered as blind.
  • Get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
  • Get the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement.
  • Received a lump sum payment as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability.
  • Scored 8 points or more in the 'Moving Around' area of their PIP assessment.
  • Scored 10 points in the 'Planning and Following Journeys' area of their PIP assessment and were put in category 'E' (this means stress, anxiety, or another mental health issue stops them leaving the house).

If they're not automatically eligible, people can still get a Blue Badge if they:

  • Have long-term problems walking or going to places (including problems caused by stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues).
  • Have severe problems using both their arms.
  • Are applying on behalf of a child aged over 2 who has problems walking or going to places, or a child under 3 who needs to be close to a vehicle because of a health condition.

If a Person (or a Child They Care for) Has Problems Walking

When they apply, they'll need to explain that they have to be close to a vehicle to either:

  • Transport medical equipment.
  • Get home or to a hospital quickly.

If a Person's Child Is Under 3 and Needs to Be Close to a Vehicle๏ง

When they apply, they'll need to explain that they have to be close to a vehicle to either:

  • Transport medical equipment.
  • Get home or to a hospital quickly.

Click here to apply for a Blue Badge in Northamptonshire.

Cost:
Contact provider for cost details
Age range:
0 - 100 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
21/10/2019
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