As an oxygen user, there are several schemes that you could be entitled to use to support your health and safety. In this article, we have detailed some of the popular schemes to consider taking advantage of.
Blue Badge Scheme
A blue badge enables you to park closer to your destination and park in spaces that other people can’t, such as disabled spaces and blue badge-specific spaces. This reduces the distance a patient with mobility issues would have to walk. When parking in one of these spaces, all you must do is leave your blue badge on your vehicle’s windscreen, so it is visible. The price of a blue badge varies depending on your location, but the maximum you can be charged is £10. For more information about the Blue Badge Scheme, please visit www.gov.uk/transport/blue-badges
A radar key offers independent access to locked public toilets around the country. With National Key Scheme locks, toilets can be unlocked using a radar key. There are now over 9,000 toilets fitted with locks by the National Key Scheme. These can commonly be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafes, department stores, bus stations and train stations. The Radar Keys cost £5. To find out more about Radar Keys and consider purchasing a key, visit https://shop.disabilityrightsuk.org/products/radar-key
MyHailo petrol station key fob
The ‘MyHailo’ key fob offers a safe solution for patients refuelling their vehicles. When at a petrol station, pressing the button on the fob alerts the petrol station staff that you need assistance. Pressing the button will light a beacon in the petrol station window. A MyHailo key fob costs £19.95. To read further about this scheme or to buy a key fob, visit www.myhailo.co.uk