Council Tax discounts

Residents in care homes, certain hostels or long term hospital patients

If a person who normally lives at your address is now living in a residential care home, hospital or certain type of hostel, and is not intending to return home, you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount.

A person who leaves a property empty to live in a residential care home, hospital or hostel may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all). The empty property must previously have been the sole or main residence of the person receiving care.

If you think you may be entitled to a discount or exemption, contact our council tax team

Living elsewhere to receive personal care

A person who leaves a property empty to live with someone else in order to receive care, or has entered some other institution not regarded as a hospital or care home may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all).

The person must be receiving care due to old age, disablement, illness, past or present alcohol or drug dependence, or past or present mental disorder.

The empty property must previously have been the sole or main residence of the person receiving care.

Living elsewhere to provide personal care

A person who leaves a property empty to live elsewhere in order to provide care for someone else may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all).

The person being cared for must be receiving care due to old age, disablement, illness, past or present alcohol or drug dependence, or past or present mental disorder.

The empty property must previously have been the sole or main residence of the person receiving care.

Council Tax Team
Access Oldham
Level 4, Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG
Tel 0161 770 6622