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Blue Badge Application Rejected
I have just had an update from my local council (Camden in London). They have advised that they are automatically REJECTING/ARCHIVING ALL BLUE BADGE APPLICATIONS FOR HIDDEN DISABILITIES. This is because they have not received any guidance from the government on who qualifies and therefore refuse to process these applications. They told me that until they receive some formal statement from central government on what the criteria are for issuing a blue badge to anyone with a hidden disability they will not be considering applications. They are waiting for an update on 'accessible transport' apparently.
To say I am staggered is an understatement. The law was changed almost 5 months ago to help people like my son. I can't take my autistic 10-year-old on public transport and walking down a busy street is very dangerous due to his unpredictable behaviour - using a car is really the only option.
Has anyone else encountered this response from their council? Is SCOPE doing anything to pressure the government into doing something, and if they are is there anything I can do to help?