From BBC News:
People with dementia and autism could get blue badge parking permits in England under new government proposals.
It is hoped that providing the permits for those with hidden disabilities will create equality between the treatment of physical and mental health.
The Department for Transport said at the moment only certain councils were recognising hidden disabilities.
If the proposals go ahead, it will be the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970.
Around 2.4 million people have blue badges in England, which allows them to park for free in pay and display bays, use disabled parking bays, and stay for up to three hours on yellow lines.
In London blue badge holders are exempt from paying the congestion charge.
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