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To be considered for a discount, the person who is the Residential Care Worker must provide care or support or both to another person (s) and the following conditions must be fulfilled.
If someone living with you is a carer, and without them there is only one adult living in your home, you can apply for a 25% discount on your Council Tax.
If you have a property of your own, and you leave it unoccupied when you move to look after someone, it may be exempt from Council Tax. This means you don't have to pay Council Tax for your property.
It doesn't matter if you leave furniture in the property, but you must have moved out and made your permanent home with the person you are caring for.
We won't be able to give you an exemption if, for some reason, you continue to live in your property as your main home while you are a carer. However, if your income as a carer is low, you may be able to apply for Council Tax Support.
To apply please complete the online residential Care workers discount form or download the pdf version in our document section on this page.
Before a discount can be granted, the applicant must provider the information in part 1 to 3. Part 4 should be completed by his or her employer and if the employer is the person receiving cares, Part 5 should also be completed by the charity who introduced the care worker to the employer. .
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.