The Blue Badge Scheme allows people who have difficulty getting about to park their cars close to the facilities and services that they need to use.
In order to apply to Isle of Wight Council for a Blue Badge you must be a resident on the Isle of Wight and have a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.
A fast-track application process is available for people who have a terminal illness that seriously limits their mobility. Please supply the form DS1500 available from your GP Surgery to enable the Council to fast track your application.
Anyone who applies for a Blue Badge will have their Mobility assessment carried out at the Independent Living Centre (ILC) located in Bernard Way, Newport by an NRS Occupational therapist.
The Independent Living centre helps people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible by providing information and advice and the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ across a wide range of aids and equipment. The ILC runs clinics for low level assessment by an Independent Living Skills Assessor and provides access to an NRS OT for higher level assessment of need, all hour long appointments are provided for free. Please ring the Centre or NRS for an appointment.