An open forum with 6 monthly meeting of Blue Badge/Concessionary Travel assessors and scheme managers from across England, providing a unique opportunity for discussions with peers and sharing of experience and best practice. As a member (just contact Lindsey Powell to be added to the list-lindsey.powell@accessindependent.co.uk) you can also ask for interesting cases to be circulated for your peers’ thoughts. There were 18 attendees at the last meeting (15th May 2015) discussing recent trends in the use of desk based screening and local authority focus and sharing ideas in improving the assessment experience for applicant and assessor. The meeting also included a very useful and interactive presentation from Department of Work and Pensions representatives and discussion of 3 interesting and challenging case studies. The next meeting will be held in November 2015. Contact Lindsey for further details on Lindsey.Powell@accessindependent.co.uk