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Blue Badge Made Simple.

Blue Badge: Arun Access Group

A do's and do not guide to get the most out of your blue badge.

Remember to check the date the expiry date on your badge check today.

  • You will not receive a reminder.
  • You can renew on line at www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge allow at least 4 weeks. The cost is £10 for 3 years
  • You can apply for the London Congestion charge on line. A £10 Fee applies for 3 years.
  • Congestion charge is £11.50 per day for a family car.

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Airlines and airports ordered to help disabled passengers.

Airports: Arun Access Group

Airlines and airports are being threatened with prosecution unless they provide disabled passengers with assistance.

On Monday, the Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2014 came into effect, giving the Civil Aviation Authority the power to ensure both airlines and airports comply with European regulations to provide special assistance to passengers with a disability or reduced mobility.

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Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success.

The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous".

Chris King, from Doncaster, lost both his hands, apart from the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago.

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Cockroft’s fear of PIP reassessment and losing independence as she heads for Rio.

Arun Access Group : Hannah Cockroft

One of Britain’s biggest stars from the London 2012 Paralympics has said she is “scared” that she will lose her independence when she is reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit.

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft has yet to be assessed for personal independence payment (PIP), which was launched by the government the year after London 2012 with the aim of cutting spending on working-age disability living allowance (DLA) by 20 per cent.

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Opportunity for disabled people to help hold Government to account on its record on disabled people’s rights.

In 2017 the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be examining the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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