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NCP Airport Parking

Offering Airport Parking across the UK.

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Nottingham City Council - Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties, who travel either as drivers or passengers. The scheme also applies to registered blind people, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand.

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DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). The Agency is accountable to the Secretary of State and Ministers and, through them, to Parliament and the public, for efficient and effective management of the Agency and its responsibilities. Our primary aims are to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, and to collect vehicle excise duty (car tax).

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Disabled Motoring UK

Campaigning charity which represents the interests of Blue Badge holders and disabled motorists and Campaigns.  Members receive a magazine and have access to advice and discounts.  Intending (Aug 2012) to set up a database of driving instructors who teach people with disabilities.

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Motability

National charity, which helps people with disabilities who are receiving the higher rate mobility component DLA to become mobile.  New cars and powered wheelchairs can be leased through the scheme.  Some adaptations can be provided free when you start your lease.  There is more information about adapting your car on the website or you can phone for a guide.  Motability may also be able to provide limited assistance with the cost of initial payments for vehicles, the cost of some adaptations or the cost of a specialist driving assessment from their charitable funds.  If you are a Motability Customer, aged 16-24 you may be able to get help with the cost of driving lessons.

Second hand Motability/adapted vehicles are now available through the Motability scheme (nearly new with a lower advance payment) or may be available through car dealers or are auctioned.  You can get details of local Motability vehicle auctions from British Car Auctions.

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Nottinghamshire County Council - Special Access Permit

If you really need to park in pedestrian areas/town centres you may by able to get a special permit if your child gets Disability Living Allowance Higher Rate mobility component.  You can get an application form from Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Nottinghamshire County Council - Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.

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Blue Badge Network

Sells stickers asking other drivers to leave room for people with disabilities to get in and out. 

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Adapted Car Hire

Adapted Car Hire provides a broad range of specially adapted vehicles to cater for the needs of disabled drivers and passengers. Vehicles may be hired on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and all are supplied and adapted by Motability accredited suppliers.

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