Aged 75 and told 'no blue badge'

4:44pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

HAVING read in the Guardian, June 4 edition, of the girl having her disabled badge taken off her, I can sympathise as this happened to me when mine came up for renewal.

I had to be assessed and it was decided that I didn’t need one, having had one for three years. This caused me considerable hardship.

I can get from my car and into Asda with the help of the trolley and my walking stick.

I suffer from angina, atrial fibrillation, arthritis in my legs, feet, knees, hands and neck and am waiting for a replacement knee.

I am trying to be independent for as long as I can but it is not easy.

I cannot walk far and am housebound to a degree.

I can’t believe that we live in a society so uncaring of our old and disabled people.

I am 75 years old. What gain is it to the council to put me through this?

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