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Care leaver discount

We are passionate about supporting and improving the lives of our care leavers.

From 1 April 2021 if you are a care leaver paying Council Tax, we may be able to reduce the amount you will pay.

If you have been in the care of West Northamptonshire Council or North Northamptonshire Council (for instance you lived in a care home or foster care) and are leaving care you may be entitled to a reduction in Council Tax until you reach the age of 25.

The amount of reduction you are entitled to may to up to 100% depending on your circumstances.

You must be the person liable to make Council Tax payments either on your own or jointly with others.

Before making an application for additional support you will need to apply for any other reductions to which you are entitled such as

  • Student discount or exemption
  • Single person discount
  • Council Tax reduction

 Your Personal Advisor or another approved person must complete the form at section 3.

Please note: this discount is only for Council Tax due after 1 April 2021, so you will still need to pay any Council Tax you owe for an earlier period.

You may also like to see the local offer for care leavers.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the council changes.

Last updated 28 April 2022