L&Q reimburses residents for travel and care expenses incurred when participating in involvement activities, such as L&Q meetings or L&Q approved training events, conferences or seminars.

All resident expenses should be claimed using the resident expenses form below:

Public transport

All residents can reclaim the cost of public transport to attend L&Q meetings or events.

Claims for public transport are to be made within three-months of the travel taking place, and copies of original receipts need to be submitted along with the expenses form.

Residents can claim mileage costs at £0.50p per mile. The completed Resident Expenses Form should show the combined mileage for the outward and return journey and will be subject to approval by L&Q.

Car mileage

All residents can claim mileage costs incurred by attending L&Q meetings or events at £0.50p per mile. The completed form should show the combined mileage for the outward and return journey and will be subject to approval by L&Q. All mileage claims are to be made within three months of the travel taking place.

Taxis

Residents who are registered disabled or who have mobility or health issues preventing them from using public transport can request a taxi to attend a meeting or other L&Q approved event.

Those living in rural or isolated areas who are attending evening meetings or events may also request a taxi to attend an event. Taxis will not normally be provided to day events other than where there are accessibility issues with the venue. Residents should clarify the position in these circumstances with the L&Q authorising officer.

The use of taxis is excluded other than in the circumstances described above and all requests for taxis must be approved by L&Q. If in doubt, contact us.
 

Childcare

Residents attending L&Q meetings or events can claim up to £7 per hour for the cost of childcare where:

  • They are the child/children's parent or guardian
  • The child/children being claimed for normally live with them

Expenses for childcare will only be reimbursed where a registered childminder is used.

Claims can cover the duration of the meeting or event, as well as reasonable travel times.

Residents can claim for children up to 18 years old. Care for children 16 years and above will only be reimbursed in exceptional circumstances, as agreed with L&Q's authorising officer.

Evidence of the cost of childcare (either through a receipt or invoice), and the childminder's registration number should be submitted with the completed form, within three months of the caring taking place.

Dependent care

Residents participating in L&Q meetings or events can claim up to £7 per hour for the cost of care of a dependent for whom they are in receipt of a Carers Allowance.

Residents cannot be reimbursed for dependent care provided by family members or members of the same household.

Evidence of the cost of dependent care (either through a receipt or invoice) should be submitted with the completed form, within three months of the caring taking place.