1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    I applied for a blue badge for my wife,about 3 weks ago.
    I stated that her walking was now affected by her AD.
    Also I could not leave her alone whilst I parked the car.
    Approval was given on the 9th June
    I have posted this message because I recall some of our talking point members were refused a badge.
    regards
    Norman
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Norman

    well done! It is great to hear of these [not so small] victories.
     
  3. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    We collected our blue badge today,all went very smoothly,but it states"the badge must be collected in person".
    A m I stupid ,or can someone tell me how could a person unable to walk at all collect a badge?
    good luck
    Norman
     
  4. Margarhett

    Margarhett Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    22
    Manchester
    I'm pleased you have your blue badge, you will now see all the selfish people there are, able-bodied people often take up the spaces and I have found that I have to get somewhere very early in order to use the spaces, and before they are taken up by the selfish.
    Complain if the spaces are taken up.
    I am about to start a campaign to get the govenment to make it an offence to park in disabled spaces if you don't have a blue badge.
     
  5. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    How true - when we lost Dad we dutifully returned his badge even though Mum isn't wonderful on her feet. But we always notice the people in the spaces who are visiting the cash dispenser and can't be bothered to find another space. I thought about applying for Aunty but we will see how we get on when we take her out of the home for the first time next week. If it goes well then it may be worth doing so we could take her further afield.

    Kriss
     
  6. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Nada
    thank you for the very interesting web sites.
    I will looking at parking bays in a different light from now on
    Norman
     
  7. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear All,

    Can you please let me know what these blue badges are and how I might obtain one for my parents? I also would like to get a disabled sticker and a toilet key for them. Any ideas.

    Many thanks Judd
     
  8. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Jude
    blue badges (they used to be orange)give parking concessions for people with disabilities.
    They are issued by your local council,your local council should have a web site and they may provide electronic forms to apply for a blue badge.
    When you get approval the badge can be obtained from certain post offices
    good luck
    Norman
     
  9. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Norman,

    Many thanks. Will enquire asap.

    Jude
     
  10. Helen_old

    Helen_old Registered User

    Dec 29, 2003
    26
    WALES
    #10 Helen_old, Jul 4, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2005
    Hi Jude,

    Firstly welcome back to the forum. The key you refer to is a radar key & is available from their website at http://www.radar.org.uk I think it costs about £3.50 but you can also buy a guide listing the location of all toilets.

    Hope this helps

    Take care

    Helen

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    Moderator Note: Hi Helen, hope you don't mind, just edited the link to the radar key website as the link was broken.
     
  11. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Thanks to all...

    We now have a key to the Disabled Loos and a Blue Badge.

    Jude
     
  12. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    #12 Norman, Jul 4, 2004
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2004
    well done Jude,we went to park today and use our badge,first time ,guess what there were no spaces free!!!
    Did someone say there was a law being passed to make it illegal to park on disabled spaces
    Day to day
    Norman
     
  13. snuffyuk

    snuffyuk Registered User

    Jul 8, 2004
    188
    Near Bristol
    How about we all have "post it" notes that we could leave on the windscreens of those "illegally" parking in the disable bays.
    Just leave a polite note suggesting that they have taken up the place of a disabled person.
    there will be some who screw the message up and chuck it in the road but others who may take the message on board.
    Snuffy
     
  14. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    I think you are right in saying mostly the notes would be thrown in the road,I think also with some of the people we meet these days you would be laying yourself open to abuse.
    Our supermarket that we use mostly has just been enlarged and it my intention to contact the centre manager and ask about the disabled parking policy.
    There are what seems dozens of security people walking about so they have the resources to police the site.

    Norman
     
  15. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    hello
    just read this excellent post about blue badges as I think Dad should get one for him as he does take mum out when they can.
    but something I thought I would suggest, is to take copies of the BBC article that NADA referred to and simply keep some in your car and place one under the wiper of any car you see in a bay that shouldnt be. It's a well written piece and might make people think. Of course there will always be the morons who will do nothing more than screw it up and chuck it on the floor, these people are beyond our help and will hopefully be struck down by something vile and nasty in due course

    Please do not stick anything on someone's car, this will put you in the wrong as it will constitue criminal damange and you may get in trouble.....I know that is unfair but that is the law and we all know that the law is an ass. Just dont want anyone getting into trouble fighting injustice and common sense.

    Thanks for the info again
    hope you having a good day
    TED
     

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