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Care Worker

You may be entitled to a discount if an adult member of the household is an unpaid or paid care worker.

To qualify as an unpaid care worker the person must be

  • resident in the same dwelling as the person receiving care; and
  • providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average; and
  • providing care to a person who is not his/her spouse or child under 18 (spouse includes unmarried couples living together); and
  • providing care to someone receiving or entitled to:
    • higher rate attendance allowance; or
    • the highest rate care component of the disability living allowance; or
    • an increased rate disablement pension; or
    • daily living component of personal independence payment at the enhanced rate ; or
    • an increase in a constant attendance allowance;

To qualify as a paid care worker the person must be

  • providing care or support on behalf of a local authority, the Crown or a charitable organisation or be introduced by one of these organisations to the person receiving care who is now employing the care worker directly; and
  • providing care or support for at least 24 hours a week; and
  • paid not more than £44  per week; and
  • resident in premises provided by the employer for the better performance of the work.

To apply you should complete the care worker discount online form.