As a manager of a residential care home, you need to make sure the home is covered by a TV Licence if anyone watches or records television programmes as they're being shown on TV. This includes residents, staff and guests using devices such as a TV, computer, mobile phone, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.
Your accommodation may qualify for a concessionary licence for residents. Please check the table below to see if it is eligible.
Your accommodation needs to be covered by:
|Full fee TV Licences for all communal areas, guest rooms and staff accommodation||
These cost £145.50 for colour or £49.00 for black and white.
Each communal area, guest room and staff accommodation in which people watch or record television programmes as they’re being shown on TV will need to be covered by a full fee TV Licence.
|And an accommodation for residential care (ARC) Concessionary TV Licence for all residents||
This costs £7.50 per room, flat or bungalow.
Both your residents and your accommodation must qualify to get an ARC Concessionary licence. To find out if your accommodation qualifies, and for an application form, call us on 0300 790 6011.
They must be 60 years old or over. If they’re in paid work, this must be for no more than 15 hours per week. They can only work for more than 15 hours per week if they’ve had an ARC Concessionary TV Licence since 31 March 2004.
|Or disabled||They must have substantially impaired sight, hearing or speech, a mental disorder or be substantially physically disabled by illness, any impairment present from birth or otherwise.|
|A care home or care hospital||Registered under the Care Standards Act 2000.|
Established before 1 November 1949.
|Or sheltered/supported accommodation||
Please contact us if you would like more help in finding out if your accommodation qualifies for this licence:
|They’ve already paid for a TV Licence and now qualify for an ARC Concessionary TV Licence||
Please send these details about the resident to TV Licensing, Darlington, DL98 1TL:
Find more information on sheltered accommodation.