In June 2018 the Department for Transport agreed to clarify the criteria for eligibility for Blue Badges to be more inclusive of people living with hidden disabilities, providing parity between mental and physical health conditions.
Occupational Therapists, with their broad knowledge and experience of holistic assessment techniques, are one of the best-placed professions to fairly determine eligibility.
We will be hosting talks at the 2018 OT show this November to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by this change in criteria and the work being done to provide OTs with the tools and guidance they need to confidently make eligibility decisions and lead the way in this new and evolving area.
Stephen Naylor, MD of Access Independent, and Sue Gray, Senior OT in the blue badge assessment service, will be joined by Fern Silverio, Head of Service – Collections & Housing Benefits for the London Borough of Harrow, and Shaidi Khan, Accessible Transport Manager for the London Borough of Southwark, to discuss the upcoming changes and the vital role Occupational Therapists have to play.
To learn more about the opportunities for Occupational Therapists and the work being done to support them please join us at this year’s OT show,