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New parking permit scheme will help care and health workers ‘to do their jobs’ - it allows them to park on yellow lines for up to an hour if making a home visit, they are not causing an obstruction and there is no where else to park. More info A new Care and Health Worker Parking Permit has been launched, and it allows professionals visiting people at home to park on double yellow lines in certain circumstances. Currently care and health professionals who hold the existing permit can park in on-street, limited waiting and residents’ parking bays for no charge when delivering essential services to residents in their homes. Holders of the improved permit will additionally be allowed to park on yellow lines for up to an hour – but only if there is no other parking available, if they are making a home visit, the permit is clearly displayed and the vehicle is not causing an obstruction. The parked vehicle must not block access or pose a danger to road users by, for instance, parking on a corner. The improved scheme is being launched initially as a year-long pilot and the changes are in recognition that in some communities parking can be difficult to find and can add to the stress of an already demanding job. The new permits will be in the form of a time clock, like those issued to Blue Badge holders, which must be displayed. For those working for care and health companies, agencies or organisations, including the NHS, the permits will be managed and distributed by their line manager who will allocate each permit to eligible staff. Devon County Council’s Traffic Management Team has been contacting care and health companies, agencies and organisations with staff who could be eligible for the permit directly. #parking #parkingpermit #makinglifeeasier #managingstress #careandhealthworkerpermits #bluebadge #community #communities #job #carer #careworker #socialworker #NHS #NHSworker #WeAreDevon #ProudtoCareDevon #ProudtoCare

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