What is a Blue Badge?
If the person you care for, or you yourself, have difficulty walking, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge entitling you to easier parking. Action for Carers Surrey can help you apply.
Having a Blue Badge means you can park close to your destination and it can be used by the badge-holder in any car; it belongs to the person, not to a particular vehicle.
Who qualifies for a Blue Badge?
The most common reasons to qualify for a Blue Badge are physical, usually related to walking, breathlessness or loss of sight, but these have recently been expanded. A Blue Badge now also covers a wider range of non-visible disabilities, such as dementia or some forms of autism.
It can be hard to work out which parts of someone’s condition are relevant, but we’re used to these forms, so contact us for help. Some people qualify automatically and others need to provide more details
How to apply
Blue Badges are issued by Surrey County Council and you can apply online or with a paper form. The Badge lasts for three years and costs £10. When it expires, it can be renewed.
To apply online, go to the SCC website.
For a paper form, you can print one from here or get one from your local library. During the current pandemic, Surrey County Council are asking everyone to apply or renew their badge online, and if you’ve applied on paper and not yet heard back, you can apply again online.
If you need help with forms, we’re here to support you! It can be hard to work out what’s relevant but our staff are very used to these forms, so get in touch.