Blue Badge Occupational Therapy
Assessment Team - Southport and Formby

Our Team provides an assessment service for Sefton Council to determine eligibility for the Blue Badge Scheme.

We deal with people primarily with mobility problems from the age of ‘0’ upwards ensuring that all Blue Badge applications meet the Department for Transport Criteria.

Applicants from North and South Sefton are seen at a Community venue where they are provided with info regarding the correct use of the Blue Badge. 

Additional interventions include the focus on Activities of Daily Living and Coping Strategies.

Advice is given to applicants, carers and professional colleagues via telephone, face to face contact or written reports.

How to access the service

There is NO referral for a Blue Badge. Anybody in North or South Sefton can make an application for a Blue Badge.  However, applications will only be accepted from persons who are resident in the Sefton area for a minimum of 6 months of the year.

All Sefton Libraries have a stock of application forms. Or people can request at One Stop Shops in The Cambridge Arcade, Southport or Stanley Road, Bootle. 

An on-line application can be made via www.sefton.gov.uk - Follow the link for Blue Badge applications in the Sefton Directory.

Any applicant or Carer that has a Blue Badge query can telephone Sefton Council on 03451 400845

The journey of the application from receipt in the office varies but all applications following the assessed route (those that do not fulfil the Automatic criteria) will have a desk based assessment by the Occupational Therapist. From this a clinical decision is made on the next stage of the application.

Where is the service provided

We are based at Pavillion Buildings, 99-105 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1RJ

We offer a 5 day service Monday to Friday.

Clinics are held at the following locations:

Formby Library
Duke Street
Formby
L37 4AN

Crosby Library
Crosby Road North
Waterloo
L22 0LQ

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