Support with parking

Registering as a disabled person

If you have a disability you can apply to be registered as a disabled person and get a yellow card. This will allow you to receive concessions on accessing leisure facilities in Brent for registered disabled people.

To apply for a yellow card call us on 020 8937 5796 and press option one.

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Blue Badge parking scheme

Disabled badge holders

If you have a permanent disability which affects your ability to walk, you may be eligible for parking services.

The aim of the Blue Badge scheme is to help you park closer to your destination if you have mobility problems. This should make everyday tasks easier.

The scheme provides a national range of on-street parking concessions for Blue Badge holders who are travelling either as a driver or passenger.

If you are chasing a new or existing application for a Blue Badge our current processing time is six working weeks. We will contact you if we require any further information.

Useful information about blue badge parking

Do I need to pay for my Blue Badge?

There is a £10 charge for successful Blue Badge holders. This means that each time you renew your Blue Badge or apply for one, you will need to pay the £10 charge. This payment is made online and you will receive a letter with a code and guidelines on how to make a payment online. We do not accept cash or cheques. Please remember though that the £10 charge is only payable to successful Blue Badge holders. If you apply and do not qualify you will not be required to pay the £10 charge.

Where you can park

Please read the booklet you received with your Blue Badge.

If you are eligible and have been issued a Blue Badge, you can park without charge or time limit in places such as on-street disabled bays and at on-street parking meters and pay and display machines. You can also park on yellow lines for up to three hours, unless a ban on loading or unloading is in force.

The concessions provided under the scheme do not generally apply to off-street car parks, such as those at supermarkets and hospitals, or privately owned roads.

Where the Blue Badge scheme does not apply

The concessions provided under the scheme do not generally apply to off-street car parks, such as those at supermarkets and hospitals, or privately owned roads.

Additional support you can apply for

You cannot use the scheme for off-street parking. But you can apply for:

Am I eligible for a Blue Badge?

To find out whether you’re eligible for a Blue Badge:

How to apply for a Blue Badge

Apply online:

Or alternatively contact the Independent Travel team via our contact us form.

Please note, we do not send out renewals but recommend you make new application at least 6 weeks before your badge is due to expire. Also please send all supporting medical documents, all pages of disability benefit award letters and photos by post or email. If it’s Disability Living Allowance we need to see the higher rate mobility allowance has been awarded, if Personal Independence Allowance is in payment, we need to see if you are receiving 8 or more points for the moving around component only. We no longer accept Attendance Allowance or Employment Support Allowance as proof of disability. All proofs need to be up to date. If sending by post, please allow at least 5 working days to be scanned to the work queue.

Please ensure you also provide your email address and a current contact number.

How to report a lost or stolen badge

If you need a replacement Blue Badge because it is lost, stolen or damaged you must complete a form.

If your badge has been stolen, we will require a crime reference number from the Police.

Congestion Charge discount

If you hold a valid Blue Badge, you can register for a 100 percent discount. There is a £10 fee for this discount. This scheme is administered by Transport for London

Further independent travel advice

Further independent help and advice Transport for All provides advice, information and advocacy about travelling in London, and campaigns for a fully accessible, reliable and affordable transport network for disabled and older Londoners. For advice about using London's transport, call the Transport for All's Advocacy and Advice Line on 020 7737 2339.

Reporting Blue badge misuse or Blue badge fraud

Reporting Blue Badge fraud/misue e.g. persistently and dishonestly displaying a Blue Badge without the genuine holder being present, displaying a Blue Badge that has been reported lost / stolen, is counterfeit / forged (altered) or where the badge holder is deceased.

By Web : Online fraud reporting

Disabled Person's Parking Place  (DPPP)

A disabled person's parking place (DPPP) is a parking space marked on the public highway by a white painted box with a sign indicating that it is for the use of blue badge holders only. It an offence for any vehicle to be parked there without displaying a valid blue badge. Even when requested by a householder, the DPPP is still available for any blue badge holder to use. Disabled persons parking places are not to be provided for dial-a-ride, taxis, hospital drivers or others for the purposes of picking up of or setting down passengers and non-disabled visitors or carers.

Motability scheme

The scheme allows disabled people to exchange their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement for:

  • a new car
  • a new powered wheelchair or
  • a new scooter.

View more information about the scheme

 

 

Frequently asked questions

My blue badge is about to expire, when and how can I apply?

You will need to make a new application either:

Please apply at least 6 weeks before it expires.

Where and how can I send my supporting documents?

Either send by post but include your full name and address on your documents or scan them and email it to the Independenttravelteam@brent.gov.uk

Where can I find my reminder code to renew my Blue Badge?

You do not need a reminder code, you need to make a new application online, at least 6 weeks before your Blue Badge is due to expire

What can I use as proof of identity and address?

for ID a Drivers licence, passport or Identity card and for address Council Tax bill, benefit award letter or utility letter.

I have made an application online, what do I do next?

Please provide the following information directly to us either by post or email.  Proof of ID, proof of address, benefit award letter or medical evidence to support your application.

How do I pay for my blue badge?

You will be sent a letter from the Blue Badge team with guidelines on how to make the £10 payment on line.  We do not accept cheques or cash payments.  You can elect someone to pay online on your behalf.

I have lost my badge or it has been stolen, what do I do? 

Please complete the Blue Badge Replacement Form on our website. 

Please do not complete the Brent lost form as we cannot see that or the form directly on Direct.Gov website.

My vehicle has changed, do I need to update anything to do with my badge?

No. The Blue badge is issued to the holder who can use it in any vehicle they are travelling in.

Who can use my blue badge?

Only the Blue Badge holder can use the Blue Badge for travelling.

How do I automatically qualify for a blue badge/taxi card/freedom pass?

If you are registered blind (a certificate of visual impairment does not apply). If you are in receipt of a relevant benefit - if it’s Disability Living Allowance we need to see the higher rate mobility allowance has been awarded, if it’s Personal Independence Allowance we need to see if you are receiving 8 or more points for the moving around component only. We no longer accept Attendance Allowance or Employment Support Allowance as proof of disability.

Can I use my blue badge outside of Brent?

Yes, the blue badge is valid throughout the European Union (please check local area for parking restrictions.

What would qualify as appropriate medical evidence?

Up to date medical history report, letters from consultants or surgeon. Appointment letters and prescriptions are not valid.

How do I rebook a mobility assessment?

Please call the Independent Travel Team on 0208 937 5796 or email us directly at Independenttravelteam@brent.gov.uk

How long will it take for me to receive an update on my application?

Our current processing times are 2/ 3 weeks.

How long will it take for me to receive my badge once I have made the online payment?

7-10 working days.

Can I phone for an update?

We will contact you if we require any further information. It makes it easier for us if you provide an email address.

Registering as a disabled person

If you have a disability you can apply to be registered as a disabled person and get a yellow card. This will allow you to receive concessions on accessing leisure facilities in Brent for registered disabled people.

To apply for a yellow card call us on 020 8937 5796 and press option one.

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