“Barnet Council, under the leadership of Lynne Hillan, is putting sheltered homes – and not only in Barnet – at high risk.Sachin Rajput, cabinet member for adult services, says:
“It is going ahead with its plans to remove wardens from sheltered homes, and councils across the UK will be watching Barnet closely.
“If, God forbid, Barnet succeeds, other councils will follow and it could mean the demise of sheltered homes along with the wardens throughout the UK.
“We will not weaken. Everyone here is getting nervous, but we won’t roll over – our solicitor will be challenging this.”
“We need to look at the ways in which we are providing services and ensure we are providing them in a fair way – it will be extremely challenging.What, such as elderly people, do you mean, Mr Rajput?
“...My personal view is that we should spend the money that we do have on the people with the greatest need.”