The Blue Badge scheme helps people with disabilities access essential community facilities.
While the scheme operates throughout the UK, there are small variations in its application in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The information on this page relates to England unless specified.
Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?
You are automatically eligible to apply for a badge if you are over three years old and you are:
If any of the above applies to you and you have the evidence to demonstrate this (for example, a letter from the Department of Work & Pensions which confirms that you are receiving one of the qualifying benefits and the length of time you have been awarded the benefit), we will automatically issue you with a badge.
You may also be eligible for a badge if you are over two years old and either:
If you are a parent of a child who is less than three years old, you may apply for a badge for your child if they have a specific medical condition which means that they either:
For further information, please refer to Sunderlands Blue Badge Policy .
How to apply
If you are in receipt of Personal Independance Payment (PIP) (with a score of 8 or more for the moving around section) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (at the highest rate for mobility) click on the following link to apply for or renew a Blue Badge https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge
If you do not meet the above criteria, it is not yet possible to complete an application online however you can start your application and an advocate will call you back to follow up your enquiry.
To apply by telephone please contact our Health and wellbeing team. Please have your National Insurance number to hand.
If you have additional needs which means you are unable to complete this process via the methods stated above please get in touch via telephone or email BCB.Team@sunderland.gov.uk