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"A dark day for the city of Leeds", said one protester about the councils' decision to close four care homes for the elderly.
The decision was made despite a concerted campaign by both staff and residents. The council says it can't afford to run them any more.
Two further homes will stay open - but won't be taking in any new residents.Campaigners say the decision is heartless and insist money could be saved elsewhere.
Councillors in Leeds have agreed to close four care homes for the elderly in the city. The decision was taken despite protests from both residents and staff. Jon Smith from the GMB union described the decision by the council's executive board as a dark day for the city of Leeds.
Councillors in Leeds are meeting to make a final decision on whether to close four care homes in the city along with a number of day care centres. Chris Kiddey's been along to a protest held outside Leeds Civic Hall by care home workers, residents and their families. .
Councillors in Leeds are meeting to make a final decision on whether to close four care homes in the city along with a number of day care centres. The plans have caused uproar from residents and their relatives, several of whom turned out in protest .
Protesters gather outside Leeds Civic Hall where councillors are meeting to vote on plans to close four care homes in the city.
The final decision will be made today about the closure of care homes and day centres in Leeds.
The City Council wants to shut six of their remaining care homes along with four day centres in a bid to save millions of pounds from their budget. A demonstration will be held outside the meeting by the GMB union on behalf of its members.