The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport, so that they can park close to where they need to go. The scheme is a Department for Transport scheme run by local councils and operates throughout the UK.
To apply go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge.
In Copeland, the scheme is administered by Cumbria County Council. They have more information and an application form on their website or you can call them on 01228 606060.