Moving out to receive care
If someone has left their home permanently to receive care they may be entitled to a discount or exemption.
Someone moving to a residential care home or hospital
A property is exempt from Council Tax if it is left unoccupied because the person responsible for paying Council Tax has permanently moved into a hospital, residential care home or hostel. Sheltered accommodation is not classed as receiving care, however, extra care schemes with an appropriate care package may be considered.
Someone moving to receive care elsewhere
A property may also be exempt if it is left unoccupied because the person responsible for paying Council Tax has moved out to receive care but not into a hospital, care home or hostel.
The person moving out must need care for one of the following reasons:
- Old age
- Past or present alcohol or drug dependence
- Past or present mental health illness
In both circumstances the person must have left the property to receive care and cannot have lived elsewhere in between leaving the property and moving to receive care.
To apply for this reduction please supply the details required by:
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or;
- Write to - Sunderland City Council, Council Tax Section, Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR2 7DN
- Phone - by speaking to our Home and money team
Find out further information about care discounts for Council Tax.