Who can apply?

If you have adapted your home to meet the needs of a disabled person who lives there and he/she is permanently and substantially disabled, you may be entitled to a reduction in the amount of Council Tax you pay. The property must be the disabled person’s main residence.

The adaptations that qualify are:

  • a room (not a kitchen or bathroom), mainly used by the disabled person;
  • an extra kitchen or bathroom needed to meet the disabled person’s needs; or
  • enough floor space for a wheelchair that is used indoors.

Small modifications alone, for example, a stair lift or bath hoist, are not automatically enough for us to grant relief.

The room or the wheelchair must also be essential or of major importance to the disabled person’s well-being, due to the nature and extent of their disability.

How do I apply?

If you think that you meet these conditions, print out and fill in the application form below and return it to us. We may visit and inspect your property before deciding you are entitled to the reduction.

What happens if I qualify?

We will send you an adjusted bill, charging you as if your property were in the valuation band below the one the Listing Officer has actually given it.

For properties in Band A the amount due is to be calculated as five ninths of a band D charge.