Blue Badge Consultation

Welsh Government are asking for comments on proposed changes to the Blue Badge scheme in Wales.  You can access this consultation by using the following link:

http://gov.wales/consultations/transport/160112-blue-badge-scheme/?lang=en

Fenella said ‘While I  welcome this consultation as the proposals include provision for people who are suffering from a temporary condition, I have serious reservations about the proposed changes. For example, the criteria is very limited, and applicants will be refused a Blue Badge if they have failed an assessment for benefits such as ESA or PIP.’

Fenella added ‘Personally I think this is a seriously retrograde step and no lessons have been learned about the use of ‘independent health professionals’ to make judgments about a person’s physical condition.  I believe that the proposed changes would be interpreted as discrimination towards disabled people’.

 

The closing date is 16 February 2016