I have applied for a blue badge for my husband and been refused twice by Lancashire County Council. The first time they said get a letter from your doctors which I did and it cost me £28 but I was still refused. They said "the guidelines state that mental/cognitive/intellectual disabilities are not in themselves a qualification for a badge. Although we appreciate the difficulties and frustrations that dementia sufferers and their carers' experience we are required to assess eligibility for Blue Badges in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport." My husband is unable to walk unaided and I need to be able to park in disabled bays because I need to be able to open the door fully as I have to help him move his legs to get out of the car. I feel I am hitting my head against a brick wall. What am I meant to do. When I rang they said that if I lived in Wales you would get one because enough people had complained. Why is England so behind Wales in getting people with Alzheimers blue badges?