Panorama exposé on sheltered warden decline sparks concern

Panorama said elderly people were angry because, they say, a promise made to them has been broken – that they live in sheltered housing with a residential warden – but the warden is now being taken away. Up and down the country old people have been taking to the streets in protest – and threatening legal action – to save their wardens.
Rachael Maskell, Unite national officer, community and non profit sector, said: "Many older people will feel that they are losing their security, as well as being severely let down – if there was an understanding, when they agreed to move to sheltered accommodation, that a residential warden would be there to assist them.

"Panorama has done a public service in highlighting the concerns from this group of the population, who are often marginalised by news and current affairs programmes."

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