Council leader Steve Houghton has reassured residents of sheltered housing that all their needs will be met if their on-site warden service is scrapped.
The service is under threat because it is paid for by the supporting people grant from the government which is being cut by 40 per cent.
News the service is under threat has caused concern among residents who have voiced fears that axing the service could leave them more isolated.
But Coun Houghton insists those fears are unfounded.
He says all building maintenance and security will continue and there will still be organised social activities.
He says anyone in sheltered housing who needs extra help will undergo a social care needs assessment and those needs would then be met by social services.
Coun Houghton said there was also a good alternative to the daily visit by a warden in the solo alarm system, already used by many residents, which offers 24 hour a day monitoring and a speedy response day and night.
A series of roadshows will now be staged at all sheltered housing complexes across the borough before a final decision is made.