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    • sleepy14
    • By sleepy14 26th Oct 19, 5:47 PM
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    Blue badge with lanyard
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    • 26th Oct 19, 5:47 PM
    Blue badge with lanyard 26th Oct 19 at 5:47 PM
    I have a blue badge but have heard that if you have had to leave your badge and clock in the windscreen of your car you could get a smaller badge with lanyard to use inside the venues etc, but I have forgotten the website?
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    • Spoonie Turtle
    • By Spoonie Turtle 26th Oct 19, 6:48 PM
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    • 26th Oct 19, 6:48 PM
    I've not heard of this, sounds interesting. What exactly do you use it for inside venues? If it's just for proof of entitlement to disability discount, so far I've found just a clear picture of my blue badge suffices.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 1st Nov 19, 2:32 PM
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    • 1st Nov 19, 2:32 PM
    I have a blue badge but have heard that if you have had to leave your badge and clock in the windscreen of your car you could get a smaller badge with lanyard to use inside the venues etc, but I have forgotten the website?
    Originally posted by sleepy14

    Do you mean as proof that you are entitled to entrance discounts etc ?
    If so - you would do better photocopying your letter from DWP with your DLA/PIP rate on it !
    If not and you want to park your car inside venues - you will need a smaller vehicle
    WW3 is coming - it's been almost 75 years since the last one - the next one will be FAR worse !
    So what's a few squabbles between politicians ??
    • sleepy14
    • By sleepy14 12th Jan 20, 2:45 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Jan 20, 2:45 PM
    I found it
    • #4
    • 12th Jan 20, 2:45 PM
    Huray, I found it https://www.did-card.co.uk/
    • mrcol1000
    • By mrcol1000 12th Jan 20, 6:06 PM
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    • 12th Jan 20, 6:06 PM
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    • 12th Jan 20, 6:06 PM
    That looks more like a simple way to make money out of disabled people.

    This looks a bit more reputable

    https://www.accesscard.org.uk/
    • Cyclamen
    • By Cyclamen 13th Jan 20, 2:31 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 2:31 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 2:31 PM
    Please don't pay out for a 'disabled proof' card in any form. It isn't necessary.

    You could take a photo of your badge on your phone.
    Phoocopy your badge
    Or more simply take a copy of your PIP letter or bluebadge award letter if you don't have PIP.
    Do you have a disabled persons bus or rail card?

    I carry a copy of my PIP letter for proof when asking for concessions. But have also used bus pass, rail pass.

    Places do not usually expect you to remove bluebadge from the car.
    • sleepy14
    • By sleepy14 18th Jan 20, 3:55 PM
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    • #7
    • 18th Jan 20, 3:55 PM
    Thanks everyone
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    • 18th Jan 20, 3:55 PM
    I didn't actually end up getting any of these cards, so didn't spend any money. I am in an electric w/chair and do look disabled which I am, paralysed from the waist down with one eye and limited use of my left arm.


    What I ended up doing was as suggested, copying my blue badge, laminating it and punching a hole through for the lanyard.


    Thanks to everyone for your replies,
    • Cyclamen
    • By Cyclamen 18th Jan 20, 7:16 PM
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    • 18th Jan 20, 7:16 PM
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    • 18th Jan 20, 7:16 PM
    I am glad you found a 'free' way.

    I would be surprised if you were asked to prove disability if using a wheelchair.. i have never been asked although websites etc state everyone is asked for proof this doesnt seem to happen to me.

    happy travels
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