1. Starting on a journey

    Starting on a journey Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    28
    Some good news for a change.

    Last week we managed to complete the on line application for a blue badge, citing my mother's physical as well as Ad diagnosis. Yesterday an e mail arrived accepting the application and on receipt of a small fee they will send it within a couple of weeks.

    I think the word is totally relieved! Dealing with mother in a busy car park with her Tri walker as well as shopping was becoming a challenge. At least something is starting to work
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,385
    Kent
    Well done.

    It has been known to be difficult for people with dementia to get Blue Badges.
     
  3. Starting on a journey

    Starting on a journey Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    28
    The government guidance has recently changed and dementia is now a supporting condition.
    If anyone has been turned down in the past it might be worth making another application.
     
  4. Lynmax

    Lynmax Registered User

    Nov 1, 2016
    213
    I applied for mum five weeks ago and am still waiting to hear! I used a paper form as it gave more space to explain the reasons which are not specifically physical.

    At the same time I applied online to a different LA for my own, for purely physical mobility reasons but I expect to be refused so I will appeal and ask for an interview/assessment.

    I can feel very determined!
     
  5. Starting on a journey

    Starting on a journey Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    28
     
  6. Starting on a journey

    Starting on a journey Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    28
    I hope you are lucky with both applications. It will just make life a little easier for you. Fingers crossed for you.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,442
    Female
    Dundee
  8. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,509
    south-east London
    That will be a huge weight off your mind @Starting on a journey.

    I managed to get one for my late husband but it wasn't a straightforward process in our case and it caused needless stress while I fought his corner.

    Even though we only had the badge for the last year of his life, it made a huge difference to being able to get him out and about safely and without anxiety (his and mine!)
     
  9. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

    Aug 9, 2015
    537
    Male
    North West
    Yes I applied for mums blue badge online and put down Alzheimer's and the effect it has on her balance and mobility as well as her OA and knee replacements. Didn't have any problems the application was accepted fairly quickly and its been a real godsend in getting mum to the doctors as well as out and about
     

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