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Long Term Hospital or Care Home Resident

You may be entitled to a Council Tax discount if a resident in the property is admitted in to long term hospital care or becomes a care home resident.

To qualify they must:

  • Have become a resident in a care home on a permanent basis, or
  • Have been admitted to hospital on a "long term" basis.

For Council Tax purposes, "long term" usually means:

  • The patient is admitted to hospital on a permanent basis, or
  • The patient is not expected to be discharged from hospital, or
  • The patient is expected to be discharged from hospital to become a permanent care home resident, or
  • A decision has been made that the patient will likely remain in hospital for more than 52 weeks.

If the patient is not in hospital on a "long term basis" and intends to return to their home address they will not be eligible for this discount.

Note: If all the residents in the property are in hospital long term or become a care home resident they may be entitled to an exemption.

How to apply:

To apply you should download, complete and return the  long term care discount form. [129KB]