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The Blue Badge Scheme allows people who have difficulty getting about to park their cars close to the sites and services that they need to use.

You may have been driving for years, but there are some things that you need to think about as you get older and your circumstances change.

This information includes: the blue badge scheme, concessionary travel, Senior railcard, Motability car scheme, NexusTaxicard, Shopmobility and Hop to the shops.

is a way of protecting yourself and your belongings against a particular adverse event, for example, a burglary or a serious accident.

The TaxiCard scheme is for those who have a disability or impairment that means using public transport is difficult.

There are mainly two types of taxis in Newcastle; Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.