Tory Hammersmith & Fulham council has embarked on 'de-residentialisation ' of sheltered housing. That means removing resident wardens from sheltered housing, which is not why older people moved into sheltered accommodation in the first place.
This cut saves £300k in 2008-9 and a further £300k the following year. But residents have already complained about this because it seems the council is not waiting for the budget to be agreed or the new financial year to start. De-residentialisation is already being implemented!
Yet another example of the Tories picking on the elderly in the borough.