Foster carer discount

Herefordshire Council is passionate about providing a family life for children and young adults of all ages who cannot live with their birth families.

We recognise that foster carers give children in our care the start in life they deserve and a safe home where they are loved, cared for and supported to grow into the young person they want to be.

By granting up to 100 percent discretionary relief from Council Tax, the council will be providing practical help and financial assistance to encourage more foster carers to join our fostering service. This is so that our children can be placed with local families that best reflect their background and culture and, wherever possible, are near to their own families, schools and communities.

From 1 April 2021, you may be entitled to 100 percent discount on your Council Tax bill, so you pay nothing if you are a Herefordshire Council approved foster carer living in the county.

If this applies to you, you still need to apply for any other reduction to which you are entitled to such as:

For full details, please read the foster carer discount policy.

To apply for the Foster Carer discount, please complete the application below:

Download a form to apply for foster carer discount

Revenues and Benefits will inform you once the discount has been agreed.