Applying for a Blue Badge and other stuff to help with being disabled

At the last meeting of Fibromyalgia Friends Together, we spoke about how to apply for a Blue Badge for disabled parking.  We covered who automatically gets a badge, and who might be eligible for one,  and other discounts and grants that might be available.  A copy of the presentation is below. For info, if you are not automatically entitled to a Blue Badge, then you may be eligible if one or more of the following applies to you:  (You can find out more at:
  • you cannot walk at all
  • you cannot walk without help from someone else or using mobility aids
  • you find walking very difficult due to pain, breathlessness or the time it takes
  • walking is dangerous to your health and safety
  • you have a terminal illness, which means you cannot walk or find walking very difficult and have a DS1500 form
  • you have a severe disability in both arms and drive regularly, but cannot operate pay-and-display parking machines
  • you have a child under the age of 3 with a medical condition that means the child always needs to be accompanied by bulky medical equipment
  • you have a child under the age of 3 with a medical condition that means the child must always be kept near a vehicle in case they need emergency medical treatment
  • you are constantly a significant risk to yourself or others near vehicles, in traffic or in car parks
  • you struggle severely to plan or follow a journey
  • you find it difficult or impossible to control your actions and lack awareness of the impact you could have on others
  • you regularly have intense and overwhelming responses to situations causing temporary loss of behavioural control
  • you frequently become extremely anxious or fearful of public/open spaces

Click to access applying-for-AB.pdf