The Blue Badge scheme
A Blue Badge allows people with disabilities to park closer to their destination. Find out about eligibility, how to apply and how to use the permit.
Blue Badge application process
This article gives guidance on how to apply for a Blue Badge, filling in the form, renewing the badge, and what to do if your application is refused.
Talking to a loved one about their driving
Safe driving is in everyone’s interests, but it can be a tricky subject to raise. We have some practical tips on how to handle the conversation.
Useful tips for older drivers
Older people can experience difficulty with driving for many reasons. We offer useful tips for older drivers to be safer on the roads.
Who is responsible for the safety of older drivers?
There is no fixed upper age-limit for driving in the UK, although drivers over the age of 70 must report medical disabilities.
What are the alternatives to driving?
Giving up your car keys can feel as though you’re losing your sense of independence, but there are alternative options, depending on your physical ability. We take you through what’s available.
We explain the options for getting a wheelchair, from the NHS service and rental options to buying one privately.
Read about the benefits available in later life: Attendance Allowance, PIP, Winter Fuel Payment and more.
People often think dementia and Alzheimer’s are the same thing, but there’s a subtle difference.