Blue Badge service to move to Access Oldham

Oldham’s blue badge application service is moving.

The service, which is currently operated from the Link Centre on Union Street, will move to Oldham Council’s main customer contact centre, Access Oldham on West Street, from December 1.

It will be delivered by Unity Partnership who operate Access Oldham.

The move is designed to strengthen the customer experience and means the service’ opening hours, which were Tuesday to Friday between 11am and 3pm, will be extended.

It will now operate in line with Access Oldham’s opening hours – from 8.40 – 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesdays.

There is also a greater range of parking and public transport available to help residents get to Access Oldham.

Cllr Zahid Chauhan, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “This is a move designed to make it easier for residents to access the service.

“Access Oldham has longer opening hours, more parking nearby and more frequent public transport services.”

For more on this change from Cllr Chauhan, watch this video;

As well as accessing the service face-to-face, residents can also do it online at www.oldham.gov.uk/bluebadge

(Oldham Council, 27th November 2018)