Care residents and carers

Care residents

A person who lives in these places in order to receive personal care or treatment may be disregarded for council tax purposes:

  • nursing home
  • residential care home
  • hostel
  • hospital

Carers

A carer, including those caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18, may not be counted for council tax purposes. 

A carer is a person who is either:

1) resident at the same address as the person they are providing care for, and

  • is providing care to a person who is entitled to receive a qualifying state benefit
  • is providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average
  • is providing care to a person who is not their husband, wife, common law husband or wife, partner or civil partner

2) resident at the same address as the person they are providing care for, or in premises, which have been provided for the better performance of their work, and

  • is employed by a public authority, a charitable organisation or the Crown
  • is employed for more than 24 hours per week
  • is earning no more than £44 per week

If you think a member of your household should be disregarded contact the council tax team.

Contact the council tax team

Telephone: 01732 844522