Reducing your council tax
In hospital, carer or supported housing or care
Resident hospital patients
You will not be counted if you are a patient in a hospital, which is your only main home.
If you are in hospital for a short time and have a home elsewhere, you will still be liable for council tax at your home.
Resident in a residential care home, nursing home, mental nursing home and hostels providing a high level of care
You will not be counted if you live, and are receiving care, in one of these places so long as it is your only main home.
You will not be counted if you live with, and care for some one, with a disability who is receiving one of certain allowances or a disablement pension.
You must be providing care for 35 hours per week on average. Persons caring for a husband or wife, or living as a husband or wife, or a child under 18 years cannot receive this discount.
Somebody who cares for an elderly person or a person with a disability in return for a payment of up to £44 per week, can also receive a discount.
People who are severely mentally impaired
For council tax purposes, a person is regarded as being severely mentally impaired if they suffer, for whatever reason, from severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.
- gain a certificate from their doctor confirming their impairment.
- also be entitled to one of a number of qualifying benefits.
Alternatively, please email email@example.com giving full details of the reduction you would like to apply for.