Dear Wakefield City Council,

1. Can you confirm how many people have been approved and denied under the descriptor "Enduring and substantial disability which causes you to experience very considerable psychological distress, or be at risk of serious harm, or pose a risk of serious harm to any other person when walking from a vehicle to your destination (you have a hidden disability)" ?

2. Can you provide a list of disabilities that these were granted under?

3. Can you confirm how many accepted applications were:

a) granted with evidence provided

b) granted after an assessment

4. Do you use any data already heald by Wakefield City Council to assess the applications and if so what data?

I would like this data from the date the descriptor became legal.

Yours faithfully,

Euan McCutcheon

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Dear Mr McCutcheon,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find the response to your request below.

 

1.    Can you confirm how many people have been approved and denied under
the descriptor "Enduring and substantial disability which causes you to
experience very considerable psychological distress, or be at risk of
serious harm, or pose a risk of serious harm to any other person when
walking from a vehicle to your destination (you have a hidden disability)"
?

Wakefield Council has issued 13 badges under the above criteria. 

 

Wakefield Council is unable to identify applicants who were denied under
the above criteria because if an applicant doesn’t meet this criteria, a
different type of assessment takes place.  I can confirm that Wakefield
Council has denied 148 Hidden Disability Blue Badge Applications. 

 

2.    Can you provide a list of disabilities that these were granted
under?

Wakefield Council does not hold this information.  There is no question on
the application form which asks for the type of disability. 

 

3.    Can you confirm how many accepted applications were:

 

a)    granted with evidence provided

271 – this is the number of people who didn’t qualify under question 1.

 

b)    granted after an assessment

6 – this is the number of people who qualified following an Independent
Mobility Assessment. 

 

4.    Do you use any data already heald by Wakefield City Council to
assess the applications and if so what data?

The Council use Care Director (Social Care System), mainly to look at
Adult Care & Support Plans but can also use it for Children.  We also use
the Special Education Needs Assessment and Review Team (SENART) to provide
us with EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) for children. The Council
Tax/Benefit systems are also used to see what discounts and benefits
applicants may be receiving.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [1][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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