UK: People with “invisible” disability are now able to apply for a blue badge parking permit

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In the UK, the  government has announced that people who have an “invisible” disability are now able to apply for a blue badge parking permit.

The new guidance issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) says that people with conditions such as autism, dementia or anxiety could be eligible for a badge, which allows holders to park in designated spaces in car parks.

Sky News reports that local authorities will still however have the final say on who does and does not qualify for a badge, beginning on 30 August.

About 2.35 million blue badges have been issued in the UK, but the DfT does not know how many more people will qualify under the new rules.

via Sky News

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