Published: Friday, 28th January 2022

Royal Greenwich registered foster carers living in the borough will be exempt from paying council tax following a new agreement by Full Council.    

This comes into force from April 2022 as we recognise the invaluable contribution carers make towards some of our most vulnerable children. 

Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I’m so proud of our amazing Royal Greenwich foster carers and this was a good opportunity to thank them for all they do for our children, and acknowledge the hard work and dedication they show every year.  

“Fostering is lifechanging for all involved, and by making this decision we hope we will be encouraging more people in Royal Greenwich to consider fostering.”

The decision was approved by Full Council on Wednesday, January 26. 

The scheme also extends to shared lives households, who support some of the most vulnerable adults in our community.  

Find out more about changing a child’s life with fostering for Royal Greenwich, or call the team today 0800 052 1499.