Essential users and carers parking permit consultation

Closed 30 Apr 2023

Opened 6 Mar 2023


Essential Users Permit (EUP) Holders

If you’re an existing EUP holder we want to know your views on how the scheme currently operates and if you have any suggestions on how it could be improved.  


Whether you’re a paid or unpaid carer we’re proposing to introduce two new parking permits.

The two different types of permits being proposed are:

  • Professional Carers Permit – intended for those employed by an organisation or agency and who make multiple visits in a day
  • Personal Carers Permits - intended for those caring for family or friends on an informal basis.  This would apply even if you are in receipt of any type of carers allowance.

Why your views matter

Please take the time to make your views known as this will help us shape parking permits for healthcare workers and carers in Edinburgh. 

What happens next

We will review all the consultation responses and report our findings to a future Committee meeting along with proposals for the EUP and cerer permits schemes. 


  • All Edinburgh


  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Carers
  • Older people
  • Children & Young People
  • Parents/carers
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers


  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and Families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Paying for Care
  • Parking permits
  • Travel in Edinburgh