Care leaver assistance scheme

We have introduced an assistance scheme to reduce council tax liability for care leavers. Please be aware that this discount does not apply to any period prior to 1 April 2020 (the date from which it was introduced). Therefore, the earliest financial year in respect of which an award can be made to care leavers is 2020/21.

Our council tax assistance scheme for care leavers will only be applied after all other relevant discounts and exemptions have been applied.

Where the qualifying criteria is met and all discounts and exemptions, including council tax support, do not cover the full council tax charge, then under this scheme the qualifying care leaver will receive further assistance to cover the remainder of their council tax. 

For full information, and how to apply, please read our assistance scheme guidance.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841440 or email