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Birmingham Connect to Support


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There is more information on Travel and Transport within the Information and Advice section of Connect to Support.

The aim of the Blue Badge scheme is to help citizens who have severe mobility problems to access goods, services and other facilities by allowing them to park close to their destination.

The scheme provides a national range of on-street parking concessions for Blue Badge holders who are travelling either as a driver or passenger. It allows badge holders to park without time limit in places such as on-street disabled bays and at on-street parking meters and pay and display machines. Badge holders can also park on yellow lines for up to three hours, unless a ban on loading or unloading is in force.

If you would like to apply for a blue badge, please visit the GOV.UK website (opens in a new window). 

Ring and Ride is a door-to-door service for anyone living in the West Midlands with a mobility problem - it could be a temporary injury, a permanent disability or just something that restricts the user from using public transport.

Ring and Ride is a registered charity and receives majority funding from Centro.

The service operates Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 22:30hrs and also on a Sunday between 08:30 and 15:30hrs.

The Birmingham area is split into three operating zones - East Birmingham/Solihull, North Birmingham and South Birmingham.

To register to use Ring and Ride, please call the relevant depot relating to where you live:

  • East Birmingham/Solihull - 0121 782 9316
  • North Birmingham - 0121 326 9324
  • South Birmingham - 0121 453 9682

For more information, please call 0121 327 8128, visit or email

Birmingham City Council offers information about road, travel and parking here (opens in new window).

To find out more about applying for an older persons bus pass click here (opens in new window).

Last updated: 7/1/2020

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