Blue badges are issued to individuals with severe physical disabilities that seriously affect their mobility. The aim of the scheme is to provide individuals with closer access to shops and facilities.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have received the Local Authority guidance regarding hidden disabilities and are reviewing this in anticipation of the legislation changes that will come into effect on the 30th August. There will be no changes in application processes until this date. More details on the changes can be found on the Gov.uk website
Areas covered on the website:
– Applying for a Blue Badge with a non-visible (hidden) condition
– Qualifying and Applying for a Blue Badge
– Using Your Blue Badge
– Renewing Your Blue Badge or Reporting it Lost, Stolen or Damaged
– Changes in Circumstances