|"I dont know where I will go."|
|Maud Glover, 91.|
Frank Godley Court in Sidcup is one of the schemes. It’s home to around 40 pensioners - many of them in their eighties and nineties. The oldest resident is 105 years old.
The London and Quadrant Housing Trust who run the schemes says they are no longer financially viable.
Ninety-one-year -old Maud Glover has lived at Frank Godley Court for 14 years and doesn’t want to move now.
“I was shattered when I they told us. I don’t know where I will go," she said.
The trust has offered to find alternative accommodation for each resident and help cover moving costs. Maisie Foster has lived at Frank Godley Court for nine years and doesn't want to move now and has been campaigning to keep it open.
"I like it here. I'll do whatever it takes to stay. I have been doing a petition and people locally are very supportive of us, " she said.
|Resident Michael Batty is aged 72|
Michael Batty is aged 72 and says the pressure of closure has put the residents under a great deal of stress.
"Everyone's been feeling ill. Not eating properly. Not sleeping properly, " he said.
"I'm very upset by the way we've all been treated."
The London and Quadrant Housing Trust own 16 sheltered housing schemes in the borough of Bexley. They’ve assured the residents they will be re-housed elsewhere in the borough or in another part of the country.
The trust says sheltered accommodation is no longer as popular as it used to be in the area. Many of the flats need modernising but that would cost too much.
Paul Kingsley is Group Director London & Quadrant Supported Living. He says the future of housing for the elderly must change.
"The demographics have changed. We are looking into what provision is needed to meet the needs and aspirations for the 21st century, " he told the BBC.
Bexley Council transferred ownership of 16 sheltered housing schemes in the borough to L&Q back in 1998. The council is now Conservative controlled and the new administration say they are fighting for the pensioners.
The leader of Bexley Council Cllr Ian Clement says he’s looking into what legal powers the council still has under the transfer agreement.
"We remain to be convinced," said the council leader.
The London and Quadrant Trust want to close the six schemes over the next three years and are now in a period of consultation. They are hoping to finalise their plans by the end of the year.