Welwyn Garden City war veteran loses ‘lifeline’ carers

A 94-YEAR-OLD war veteran, who has a heart condition and can only walk short distances aided with a stick, is to have his council-funded carers taken away from him.

Wilfred Hardy, of WGC, had a stroke in 2008.

Since then he has been relying on his Herts County Council-funded carers, who have been coming in to look after him twice a day, every day.

That was until last week when Wilfred, who was in the RAF during World War Two, was told that he would no longer be getting visits - a move which “really upset” the pensioner.

A council spokesman said Mr Hardy had been reassessed following national Fair Access to Care guidelines and was now considered low risk so could live independently.

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