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The person you care for may be able to get a blue badge so they can park closer to the places they want to visit.

The Blue Badge scheme (previously known as the Orange Badge scheme) helps people with walking or other mobility problems to park closer to shops and other places they wish to visit.
 
As a carer you are not eligible for a Blue Badge, but the person you care for may be. You can use the badge when you take them out. The person you care for can also use the badge in other cars or taxis when they are using them.
 
If you are a carer and you have walking or other mobility problems then you may be able to apply for a Blue Badge for you to use.
 
If are a parent of a child under 3 you can apply for a badge if your child has a medical condition that means they need to travel with bulky medical equipment or need to be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment.