An 89-year-old woman is claiming her local council has violated the Human Rights Act by trying to transfer the old people's home she lives in to a private trust. Flossie Hands, who lives in Birmingham city council's Florence Hammond Elderly Home, has served a writ on the council, backed by the Residents Action Group for the Elderly (RAGE). The writ says such privatisation amounts to a breach of human rights. The group is fighting the transfer of 30 homes to a trust. If the writ is granted, an injunction would stop the council taking further action until a judicial review is heard.