Manchester residents with some mental-health-related conditions could be eligible for a reduction of up to 100% on their council tax.
And families, friends and carers are being encouraged to find out if those eligible for the reduction are receiving their entitlement.
This could apply to people diagnosed with a permanent condition, including the effects of a stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and other mental health conditions.
To qualify for this reduction, individuals must be certified with a relevant condition by a registered medical practitioner and be entitled to, but not necessarily be in receipt of, one of a number of benefits such as Attendance Allowance.
Councillor Carl Ollerhead, Manchester City Council's executive member for Finance, said: "Residents diagnosed with a relevant condition could be entitled to a council tax discount of up to 100% and its important that those entitled to this reduction claim their discount.
“If you know, work with or care for someone who you think could be eligible, why not support them to find out if they qualify and help them apply?"
For further information and details of how to apply for the discount visit www.manchester.gov.uk/smi, telephone 0161 234 5002 or email email@example.com.