The Blue Badge scheme allows people with mobility problems (drivers or passengers) to park on the street closer to their destination.
It also applies to registered blind people and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand. The scheme has recently been extended to include people with conditions such as autism, dementia, Parkinson’s and anxiety you can read the eligibility criteria on the Government’s website – www.gov.uk/government/publications/blue-badge-can-i-get-one
Applications can be made for a Blue Badge on the Dorset Council website – www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/parking/disabled-parking/blue-badges/apply-renew-blue-badge – or by calling 01305 224321. The cost is £10.
You can read information about disabled parking spaces and parking concessions in Dorset Council car parks on the Dorset Council website – www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/parking/parking
Other car parks such as supermarkets are not managed by the council, and you will have to check to see if any concessions are available for disabled parking.