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Blue Badge car parking for people with disabilities

This record is classed under Travel and transport, Physical disability, Support services, Visual impairment, Deafblind, Long Term Conditions.

Service Provider NameBlue Badge car parking for people with disabilities
ServiceEuropean blue parking badges
Address2Sandwell Council ASSIST
Address3PO Box 15825
TownOldbury
CountyWest Midlands
Post CodeB69 9EL
Where do they provide service from?Telephone, postal or web-based service. Web link - https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge
Expiry of servicesEach badge lasts for a maximum of three years and then has to be renewed
Telephone0845 352 2266
Fax0121 569 5789
EmailSandwell_assist@sandwell.gov.uk
Websitehttp://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200220/disability/969/apply_for_or_renew_a_blue_badge
Area coveredBorough of Sandwell
Who is the service for?Persons who are unable to walk or have severe difficulty walking
Referral routeAutomatic eligibility for persons claiming higher rate disability living allowance (mobility component), registered blind and claiming war pensioners supplement. For people who are not automatically eligible, their walking has to be severely affected. An independent assessment of their mobility is made. On contacting Sandwell Council ASSIST, a telephone assessment is carried out to determine eligibility. If you have hearing difficulties, a form can be posted to you to complete instead. The application can also be completed on-line via www.gov.uk and follow the link for Blue Badges. Upon completion an automatic notification is sent to ASSIST and application forms will then be sent out to the applicant. You can track you application on-line and find your unique reference to use on correspondence and when contacting ASSIST.
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesThe Blue Badge Scheme provides parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers. The Scheme also applies to registered blind people, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn the steering wheel by hand. The Scheme is meant to help only those people with very severe, permanent disabilities. People with temporary or intermittent difficulties such as a broken leg, will not qualify for the scheme.
When are the services run?Monday - Friday
Time details8am to 8pm
RemitParking concessions
Chargeable service?Yes
Cost of service£10 fee
Means testedNo
Total capacity of serviceNot applicable
Transport ProvidedNot applicable
CQC RegisteredNot applicable
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
Last updated08/11/2013
Location
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