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:
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