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Me and my career were told I can't use my blue badge as nothing wrong

Ashvinney
Ashvinney Member Posts: 46 Listener
I am so upset we were waiting before I could go shopping as my old blue? badge had run out so my new one come in today,  so we  did rapid covid19 test  it was negative before anyone as anything  to say  I,  go for my monthly shopping ,  my career drives my car and I have a electric chair in back of  it  cut long story short , we went to park in blue badge parking when a old guy come over have in a go saying we had no right to park  move . my career WA's trying to not get upset and told him that don't judge a book by its cover. She got me out the van with my chair and he went red faces and walk away  its so bad that they only think its for older people , made  me fell just to send it back so I don't get judge ,

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,344 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry this happened but don't let ignorant people stop you from using your badge as long as you have the badge it is nobody business to question your eligibility to use disabled spaces 
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 736

    Scope community team

    Hi @Ashvinney

    I'm really sorry that you had to experience this and I can imagine that it was frustrating and upsetting. 

    Please try and remember that you have every right to use the badge, when and where appropriate and unfortunately, some individuals aren't aware of how their comments might impact others. This doesn't make it right at all and I know how horrible it can be, when you're on the other end of someone else's poor behaviour. 

    We are here for you if you need to have a rant or share your experiences. We will always listen to your concerns :) 

    Libby
    Online Community Information Coordinator
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 237 Pioneering
    Hi, I'm sorry you had to experience this, I've had to experience something similar when using the accessibility toilets so I know its not nice. People really need to learn that not to judge a book by its cover and not jump to conclusions.


  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 46 Listener
    Thank for you're reply its so upset when , when people judge when they don't know u . not all disabled peoples disabilities you can see its rude and it upset my career witch I felt bad for , 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Hello @Ashvinney,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your experience, I've had similar things happen to me when I've parked with my blue badge, and it does feel unsettling and judgmental, but always remember: At the end of the day it's their problem, and their attitude to change- nothing to do with you.

    You are entitled to use your blue badge and go about your daily life in the way you want. Their reaction probably comes from a lack of awareness or ignorance, and is not a reflection on you. 

    Let us know if you need anything, and I'm glad to hear your covid test was negative too.

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
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  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 46 Listener
    Yes I get tested evey time I go out when I come , thank u for the replay felling little better but still  can't believe the way older people can be 
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 46 Listener
    edited January 12
    >:) Thanks for all you're  replays  
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,126 Pioneering
    edited January 12
    Hi @Ashvinney You do not have to justify yourself to anyone. I had a similar problem in the Lake District when with my daughter. I parked in a disabled bay put the blue badge in the window got out of the car to walk to the boot. This very large lady came over and told me  I could not park there. I ignored her got the wheel chair out got my daughter and her oxygen out. I never looked at her or spoke to her. Once my daughter was in the chair I walked away.  
  • Ashvinney
    Ashvinney Member Posts: 46 Listener
    Yes my career was trying to help me out the back off the car and the guy was. They but she carried when  way got to the shops I felt bad that she got though that me I was going to get out the van and tell him to move but she told me to leave it alone its not worth it

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