NHS cease funding for Nascot Lawn respite centre

Full story in The Herts Advertiser, 16 November 2017

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) will stop funding the Watford respite centre on Thursday, May 17. HVCCG’s chair Dr Nicholas Small said: “This decision is one of our most challenging that we have faced and meeting with the Nascot Lawn families has been one of the most humbling engagement processes that we have ever undertaken.

“As individuals we cannot fail to be affected by the difficulties the children and their families face.

“We fully recognise their need for respite care but this must be a matter for the county council.”

“The CCG will remain fully committed to helping the council in the transfer arrangements following the council’s offer to families.”

Nascot Lawn provides short breaks to children with complex health needs and learning difficulties.