So-called “hidden disabilities”, such as mental health, dementia and autism may soon be given higher weight for consideration by officials when awarding blue badge parking permits in England.
“By looking at non-visible illness, we can actually change the perceptions of mental illness… [and] fulfil a parity of esteem between physical and mental illness”. Marjorie Wallace, Sane.
Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover autism and dementia. London: BBC UK News, January 21st 2018.