People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge parking permits under Department for Transport (DfT) plans.

The Government said the proposals would make it easier for people with conditions such as dementia and autism to travel to work, socialise and access shops and services in England.

It is hoped the move - which would be the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since it was introduced in 1970 - would help create parity in the treatment of physical and mental health. MORE