FOSTER CARER LEASE CAR SCHEME
On the 19th March 2002 cabinet agreed to extend Leicestershire County Council's lease car scheme to foster carers Foster carers with 4 or more children (their own children and foster children) are able to apply. The scheme enables carers to safely transport all the children in their care Carers are able to apply for a "Ford Galaxy" seven-seater vehicle. A lease lasts for 3 years during which time the carer pays the cost of the lease (about £90 per week) from their fostering allowance. The lease covers the cost of a new car, tax, insurance and repairs. Carers have to pay the first £100 excess if they are involved in an accident. Carers must obtain permission to take the vehicle abroad
Application forms can be obtained from the Service Manager, Bassett Street, South Wigston 0116 2759 267.