Your earnings are any income from employment and self-employment after tax, national insurance and expenses.
Expenses can include:
If you pay a carer to look after the disabled person or your children
while you work, you can treat care costs that are less than or equal to
50% of your earnings as an expense. The carer must not be your spouse,
partner, parent, child or sibling.
Or maybe reducing the hours worked by 1 per week would also help.
May i ask if you're claiming any other benefits, possibly Universal credit?
Scope community team