The Borough of Barnet in North London continues to issue parking permits for Carers to park in controlled parking zones without being fined by wardens.
So far, more than 150 special parking permits have been issued to residents who require regular home visits from District Nurses, Doctors or similar healthcare professionals. The Barnet Care and Support Service (BCASS) said the decision to continue issuing free parking permits generates a peace of mind amongst its clients.
Sarah Williams, Assistant Care Manager for BCASS, said:
“Some of the clients that we come across never seem to have a problem, and they are happy in the knowledge they can get a Carer when they need one. It means our Carers can get there when they are called and don’t have to fit their visits around parking regulations.”
The council spokesman added:
“The parking permit provides peace of mind to those caring for residents by allowing them to park their vehicles within a short distance of the residents and permit only bays.”
To require a parking permit, residents must have a confirmation of needs from their GP, fill in an application form and live within a CPZ (controlled parking zone).
For more information on how to apply for a parking permit call 0208 359 7446 or visit http://www.barnet.gov.uk/index/transport-streets/parking/permits-vouchers-and-suspensions/carers-permits.htm