A High Court challenge has been launched by two disabled people against Hammersmith and Fulham Council's plan to charge for home care.
The pair claim the ruling Conservatives acted unlawfully because they did not consider an impact assessment, commissioned by the council, showing the charges would be devastating for disabled people. They also say not enough consideration was given to the fact the Tories broke an election promise not to re-introduce charges.
Pressure group Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition against Community Care Cuts (HAFCAC) is backing the duo in their bid for a judicial review.
Chairman Kevin Caulfield of Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, said: "We are not talking about charging disabled people for having a holiday - the services in question support people to meet basic human needs such as having a shower and going to the toilet."
The campaigners' solicitor Ravi Lowbeer said: "You would expect a local authority to not break an election pledge without a very powerful reason.
"It seems to have passed members by that they made this promise to the disabled people of Hammersmith and Fulham."
Cllr Antony Lillis, cabinet member for community and children's services, said the council will vigorously defend its decision at the forthcoming judicial review and only people assessed as being able to afford it will be charged.