Roxy may I ask whereabouts in the country you live as we have been turned down for a blue badge twice now. My husband is 72 he has had 2 new knees and a hip and a severely arthritic ankle which is twice the size of the other and very difficult for him to find footwear, the surgeons have said they will not operate as chances of success are practically nil. I have BD and severe degenerative spondylitis through most of my spine. Walking is very difficult for both so us and I also cannot carry anything not even a handbag, so can't go anywhere alone. Also the speed of the public transport round here is dangerous and extremely uncomfortable for us both. I know they are making NHS cuts but we are wondering what we have to suffer before we can get one.