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Have you been denied a Blue Badge for your hidden impairment?

Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,734 Disability Gamechanger

A journalist is looking to speak to a person with a hidden impairment who has applied for a Blue Badge, but was denied it. 

He would like to know how this has impacted your life, and hear about your Blue Badge story.

If this is something you've experienced, and you're interested in sharing your story, please send an email to [email protected] to find out more.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    I contacted someone about this towards the end of last year, they never did get back to me.

    Basically, around last September/October, I applied to Sheffield City Council for a blue badge, sent in copies of the PIP documents and other ID docs, all were sent back because the Clowns in the Council wanted the originals and not copies! Eh?!


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I contacted someone about this towards the end of last year, they never did get back to me.

    Basically, around last September/October, I applied to Sheffield City Council for a blue badge, sent in copies of the PIP documents and other ID docs, all were sent back because the Clowns in the Council wanted the originals and not copies! Eh?!



    Sounds correct to me. Having lived in a few different local council since i've claimed PIP, i've always had to send original PIP decision letters and they must also be dated within the last year.
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member [under moderation] Posts: 3,626 Member [under moderation]
    I did experience a problem the first time I applied but got help and got my badge the problems I have as I think I put in another  thread I more so get problems becsuse I park in a disabled spot I actually took a local council to court because I received  a parking ticket every time I parked on a disabled spot because I drove a soft top sports 

    On the last ticket that was put on my car  I was standing there I asked why he was putting  a ticket on my car and he accused me of  haveing a fake blue badge  that there was nothing wrong with me and that I couldn't have a disability becsuse I looked nice 

    I put a complaint into the council I got a solicitor  and  I took the council to court  I received  compensation  and I adked that they re trained  their parking attendants including the one who insulted me  

    I think its ignorance more than anything else I have lupus  and get asked if I got aids  I rest my case loss 💯 😌 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member [under moderation] Posts: 3,626 Member [under moderation]
    A point i would like to make about disabled parking pre covid i went to England  alot because my mum is there  when we used to go out it was hard to find a disabled parking space where you didn't have to pay  
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,734 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry that you had that experience with the parking ticket @lisathomas50, that must have been very stressful. 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Scope community team Posts: 3,734 Disability Gamechanger
    Here is the report, which Scope has commented on. 

    BBC: Blue badge permit 'shocking disparity' revealed.
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