Barnet: Judge stops warden withdrawal plan

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A high court judge today stopped Barnet Council from removing 24-hour live-in wardens from sheltered housing. The judicial review, which has implications for the council’s telecare service, followed a campaign by residents of sheltered housing in the north London borough. They claimed that Barnet behaved unlawfully by deciding to scrap the wardens, because it failed to take into account the terms of the residents’ tenancy agreements, its duties under the Disability Discrimination Act and the effect on tenants, particularly those who are disabled. High court bars ‘easyCouncil’ from removing live-in wardens The Guardian