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The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge scheme provides people who have disabilities and eligible conditions with a badge to place in their car which allows them to park in more accessible locations.

Here you will find information about the scheme, details of how to apply and information about similar and related services that may also support those interested in Blue Badges.

Please note: We are aware that the postal service is experiencing delivery delays, which has effected the delivery schedule of Blue Badges. Whilst most will be delivered within 7-10 days, please allow up to 21 days from the time your application is confirmed and the badge is ordered.

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If you have a Blue Badge, or are applying for one, you may also be interested in some of the below services.

Please note: where services are not provided by Gloucestershire County Council information may take you to external websites.

Residents of Gloucestershire who are of pensionable age, or residents who are disabled and/or cannot drive for medical reasons, are entitled to free off-peak* travel on local buses anywhere in England. Find out more on the Concessionary Bus Passes page on the GCC website, here.

The disabled persons railcard allows eligible people to pay a small annual amount to receive discounted rail fares. The scheme is run by National Rail, more information is available on the disabled persons railcard website.

The just can't wait card is a service provided by The Bladder and Bowel Community. It is designed for use when you need to urgently use a toilet so that you can communicate this discretely. For more information please see The Bladder and Bowel Community website.

Radar keys can be used to access the majority of locked accessible toilets across the Country. The countrywide list of toilets fitted with the RADAR National Key Scheme lock is available online as part of the Changing Places website.

To order a Radar Key, go to the radar keys website.

Your Circle is a website with information, advice and support to help you, or someone you look after, stay independent, safe and well.

It has lots of information about local groups, societies, clubs, and services in Gloucestershire.

It can help connect you with places and activities in your community, and navigate health and care options.

Your Circle is run by Gloucestershire County Council with support from statutory, health, social care and community sector partners across the county.

The Gloucestershire Carers’ Hub exists to improve the life of carers in Gloucestershire through tailored advice, training and information.

The Carers Hub aims to support Carers across the region to access a one stop shop for advice and support. They endeavour to be the listening ear and the supportive hand for Carers seeking guidance.

The service is run by PeoplePlus, more information about the help and support they can provide is available on the Carers' Hub Website


Page updated: 29/10/2021 Page updated by: The Blue Badge Team

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