Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Shelll
Shelll Community member Posts: 29 Connected
edited December 2022 in Transport and travel
Just been accepted for a blue badge... I applied earlier on in the year and got refused so when I won my PIP MR I applied again and I got it... this will make life a little bit easier
Today is a good day 😊
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Woohoo! That's brilliant @Shelll

    I'm so happy it will be a help towards your day to day :) 
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's great news thanks for letting us know @Shelll :) That must be a big relief, I'm pleased for you!
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  • Shelll
    Shelll Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Thank you both yes it will make things a lot easier 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,182 Disability Gamechanger
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    Some tips for a blue badge from a fellow blue badge holder:

    Keep it somewhere safe. 
    Make sure you have the time out as well as the badge.
    You can park in 2 normal spaces if all over disabiled parking is taken but make sure you have the badge out 
    You don't have to pay for parking at the hospital anymore but make sure you validate the tickets. 

    General note this is from my own experience. My advice might be totally rubbish so if someone wants to step in they are more than welcome to.

    hope these tips are useful and congratulations for getting the badge s 

  • Shelll
    Shelll Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Brilliant thank you so much for your advice this is my first one. I will bear that in mind 😊
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,182 Disability Gamechanger
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    Shelll said:
    Brilliant thank you so much for your advice this is my first one. I will bear that in mind 😊
    Your so welcome sweetie I hope it helps you 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad it will make things a lot easier for you @Shelll. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you further though  :)
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  • john_taylor
    john_taylor Scope Member Posts: 24 Connected
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    Which hospitals are you talking about? Addenbrooke’s offer a discounted rate but not free. Should this be free under NHS rules. The problem is the two car parks are managed by two companies doing different rates. It’s crazy that if a hospital has two car park contracts the hospital should introduce a hospital wide tariff and keep it simple.
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