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Blue Badges for organisations

Organisations who care for and transport disabled people can apply for a Blue Badge.

Applying for the badge

We operate an appointment system for all applications so please telephone us on 01792 637366 to make an appointment. If you think you might have difficulty in accessing the Civic Centre, please mention this when you telephone us and we will tell you about the arrangements we have made that will help you.

During our conversation we will take some details off you to check whether you appear to satisfy any of the criteria. If it looks like you will be entitled to a Blue Badge, we will also tell you what evidence we will need you to bring when you come to the contact centre. 

When can a Blue Badge be issued to an organisation?

A Blue Badge may be issued to an organisation for a motor vehicle when the vehicle is to be used to transport disabled persons who would normally qualify for a badge themselves. 

The organisation must be responsible for the care of the disabled people as well as their transportation.

The organisation's vehicle(s) must be licensed under Disabled Passenger Vehicle (DPV) taxation class and the application must be made in person by the manager/deputy manager of the organisation.

In all circumstances, badges will be issued to the organisation or department and not to named individuals.

Providing proof

In order to assess the application we will need the following:

  • Copy of a Tax exemption re DPV or letter of confirmation from DVLA (if applicable)

The authorised organisation representative will need to call in person, with the above documentation to The Civic Centre.

If only a few people cared for by the organisation meet the eligibility criteria for a badge, the disabled people themselves should apply, rather than have one issued to an organisation. This then allows the badge holders to use their badge in any vehicle in which they are travelling.

Using the badge

When a Blue Badge is issued to an organization, it will come with a Blue Badge: Organisational Rights and ResponsibilitiesOpens new window booklet which details how and when the badge should be used, including where they can and can't park.

The booklet reminds organisations that:

  • Employees must never use the badge for their own benefit or use it, for example, to carry out errands for the organisation.
  • The badge can only be displayed when disabled people in the care of the organisation are being transported.

All employees of the organisation who are responsible for transporting disabled people should be made aware of the rules of the scheme as set out in the leaflet so that they do not unknowingly misuse the badge.

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