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Council Tax Payments For Foster Carers

The past few years have undeniably brought their share of challenges, not least of which has been the sharp rise in the cost of living. At Positive Aspirations, our dedication to supporting our carers has been unwavering throughout these times. Aware of the financial pressures facing many, particularly in light of council tax increases, we’ve been committed to finding ways to assist.

Proudly, we’ve raised our carers’ fees by 15.5% in the last two years, acknowledging the hard work and commitment you bring to fostering. Yet, with council tax rates climbing at a pace beyond inflation in many areas, we understand the growing concern this causes.

With great pleasure, we unveil a trailblazing initiative, effective from the 1st of March, 2024, crafted to ease the council tax burden for our cherished carers. Positive Aspirations is delighted to be at the forefront, as the first independent fostering agency to introduce such a targeted support measure.

Our council tax support is innovatively designed, featuring a sliding scale of contributions that recognises and rewards your loyalty and dedication to fostering. The intention is twofold: to provide immediate financial alleviation and to encourage ongoing engagement in fostering activities.

This contribution towards your council tax will be made monthly, on the last working day, and is contingent on your active fostering role within that month. 

Looking forward, we remain optimistic about the possibility of increasing our carers’ allowances, as we continue our annual discussions with local authorities. We’re focused on delivering support promptly, where it’s most needed.

This initiative is a token of our gratitude for your invaluable service, aiming to bring some ease during these challenging times. 

Thank you for your relentless commitment to fostering. Below, you’ll find the breakdown of the council tax contribution, reflecting our appreciation for your dedication:

Years with Positive Aspirations as a Foster Carer (GLF, FH & SCF)0-5 Years5-10 Years10-15 Years15-20 Years20-25 Years
Annual Contribution£330£550£800£1100£1500

This pioneering scheme reaffirms our commitment to you, our fostering family, as you continue to make a profound impact on the lives of those in your care. Your dedication is the backbone of our community, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

As most people pay their council tax monthly, we pay our contribution monthly, as long as long as you have actively fostered that month.

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