A £1m injection is not enough to stop old people's homes from being closed, say Kirklees Council Liberal Demo- crats.
Labour won a vote last month for £1m extra to be pumped into social services.
The cash for repairs would stop homes being closed, it was claimed.
But Liberal Democrat councillors, who run the Cabinet of the hung council, claim the sum is not sufficient to cover the work needed.
A programme of closures will go ahead, they agreed.
Both Oakes Villa at Lindley and Knowl Park House at Mirfield will be converted to day care centres.
The decision was greeted with fury today by Labour. Their leader Clr Mehboob Khan said: "We have been told by council officers that our spending plans were viable and workable.
"We are very sad that the Liberal Democrats have decided to run with their policy.
"If Labour form the administration after the June 10 elections we will work to keep the two homes open."
The Cabinet was told that £1m spending to keep Oakes Villa and Knowl Park House as residential homes would still mean being unable to provide en-suite rooms or fire safety sprinkler systems.
Replacement lifts, new boiler and heating systems, re-wiring and new furniture and fittings would also have to go by the board.
Liberal Democrat leader Clr Kath Pinnock said the whole modernisation and imp- rovement package was part of a long-term strategy.