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Care Leaver

You may be entitled to a discount if an adult member of the household was previously looked after by a local authority.

You may be entitled to a discount if an adult member of the household was previously looked after by a local authority.

To qualify as a care leaver the person

  • must be at least 18 years of age but not yet 26 years of age; and
  • have been looked after by a local authority on their 16th birthday or at any subsequent time thereafter; and
  • is no longer looked after by a local authority.

Please note that this discount can only be applied from 1 April 2018.

To apply for this discount the care leaver should contact the Aftercare Team at the local authority where they were cared for and ask them to provide us with confirmation that they are a care leaver.

You can contact the West Lothian Council Aftercare Team at aftercareteam@westlothian.gov.uk