Help and Advice
Help and Advice
The age you qualify for free bus passes is changing in line with national changes to the state pension age.
What is a Blue Badge?
A Blue Badge gives you certain on-street parking concessions. If you’re a Blue Badge holder travelling either as a driver or passenger, you can park for free in disabled parking bays and may be exempt from other parking restrictions. You can use your Blue Badge with any car, including taxis. Concessions usually include:
- free parking at parking meters and Pay and Display bays
- parking on some single or double yellow lines for up to three hours unless there is a ‘no loading’ restriction (you have to display the clock that comes with the badge where time limits apply).
For more information about getting a Blue Badge read this article.
You can’t use your Blue Badge everywhere. Check where you can park on Gov.uk.
If you are diagnosed with a Brain Tumour you must inform the DVSA immediately.
For a full list of health conditions that you must disclose please read this article.
For more information please read the following articles below:
If you are affected by, or are living with, a brain tumour or brain cancer, you may be entitled to certain financial benefits.
The benefits you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances. You may be able to claim more than one type of benefit e.g. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
For more information about Financial Support please read the article below.
You Are Not Alone
Local Support Near You
Our support group meet at Eldon Square Leisure, Grey’s Quarter, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7XY.
The fourth Wednesday of the month at 11 am.