This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge
Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment.
This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
My 19 year old learning disabled daughter Emily can physically walk but this doesn't mean she can do so safely.My Mum had dementia she was able to walk but unable to appreciate the dangers around her. A Blue Badge is a passport to understanding and to life,to refuse to allocate one unless a persons capacity to walk is affected, is morally and factually wrong. This needs to be addressed and urgently amended so that all disabled people are treated equally by the authorities and by society.
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