Criticism over 'postcode lottery' Blue Badge applications for invisible disabilities in North East
People with non-visible disabilities are far less likely to have their application for a Blue Badge approved
DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL NO LONGER PROVIDE DISABLED RESIDENTS
WITH DISABLED SPACES OR SIGNS TO DISPLAY
The term we define invisible disability refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunctions, brain injuries, learning differences and mental health disorders, as well as hearing and vision impairments. These are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities, range from mild challenges to severe limitations, and vary from person to person.