If your home is empty because you're providing care elsewhere
This only applies if you have moved permanently to provide care and have no intention to return to the property. The property you have left empty must have been your sole or main residence before you moved to provide care and must be empty.
The person you are caring for must need care because of:
- Old age
- An illness
- A past or present alcohol and/or drug dependence
- A past or present mental disorder
Apply for an exemption because you're providing care elsewhere online
If you’re a volunteer care worker
If you voluntarily care for an elderly person or a person with a disability, you aren’t counted for council tax purposes so you may be able to get a discount.
- be paid no more than £35 per week
- live where the care is given, or in premises provided by your employer
- provide care on behalf of a local authority or charity, or be employed by the person you care for
Apply for a volunteer care worker exemption online
Care home discount
If everyone who lives in a care home is a patient they are disregarded from council tax and you can apply for a discount.
You can’t get an discount if someone lives in the care home but isn’t a patient – such as a staff member, manager or owner (or part of their family).
Apply for a care home discount online