Foster carer payments and support

Council tax exemption for foster carers

From April 2021, Thurrock Council foster carers who live in Thurrock will be exempt from paying council tax.

This exemption applies for foster carers who:

  • live in Thurrock
  • are registered as foster carers with Thurrock Council
  • are available to foster
  • had a foster care placement from Thurrock Council for a total of 6¬†months out of the previous 12¬†months

We value the fantastic work of our foster carers in making a difference to children's lives.

We are giving this additional support in recognition and appreciation of the stability and care provided to children and young people in Thurrock.

I'm interested in fostering

Fostering team
Our dedicated team will be happy to speak with you over the phone to answer your questions.

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)

: fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk