Blue Badge Applications

The first email response from our new website expressed a concern that a Blue Badge renewal had been refused to a Caerphilly resident with a degenerative illness. The issue was raised at our 50+ Forum Steering Committee meeting on 15th April. There was a significant amount of anecdotal information available around the table and we decided that we needed to investigate further.

In the next few days, a number of emails were generated. This resulted in the issue coming to the attention of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira. Her office is now investigating what is happening with Blue Badge applications and renewals across Wales.