Blue Badge scheme extended

Scope responds to plans to extend the Blue Badge scheme to people who have invisible impairments. 

James Taylor, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at disability charity Scope, said:

"This decision is a victory for common sense."

“Many disabled people rely heavily on their blue badges to live independently.

“A lack of accessible transport options often means a disabled person can only get into a town centre by car, or their condition means they have to park a short distance from shops.”

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Notes to the editor:

For more information contact Warren Kirwan in the Scope press office on 020 7619 7200 or email warren.kirwan@scope.org.uk

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