Medway Council is introducing a new parking permit to help residents who need extra support.
The council is aware that a number of people provide regular support to family members or friends who live independently but require help with everyday tasks. Following feedback from residents, Medway Council has introduced the Resident Support Permit.
A parking permit is already currently available for professional carers, but the new permit is being introduced for family members or friends who provide support to residents and their families living in controlled parking zones.
Residents can apply for two Resident Support Permits per household, each year. Each permit costs £30 and will be allocated to a specific vehicle, decided by the resident who requires additional support.
As part of the application process, the owner of the vehicle the support permit will be allocated to will be asked to confirm that they provide regular help to the resident living in the controlled parking zone.
‘The permit is designed to help families and vulnerable adults’
Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “We took the decision to introduce a new permit to assist residents who receive help and support from their friends and family. The Resident Support Permit is designed to help families and vulnerable adults who have regular visitors and day-to-day help including unpaid childcare from grandparents.”
Residents can now apply for a Resident Support Permit. Find out more about the Resident Support Permit