A timeline has been set to decide the future for Nascot Lawn.

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group have confirmed they will make a decision about this no later than Thursday, November 16.

A proposal for the continuation of a nurse-led respite service at Nascot Lawn has been submitted by representative families and is being considered as an option by the panel.

The deadline for any alternative proposals to be submitted is 9am on Monday, November 6.

The service is set to close as the CCG plan to take away the £600,000 funding a year in line with the £45 million savings they have been tasked with making this year by NHS England.

The CCG stated the reason for cutting funding is because providing short breaks should be funded by Hertfordshire County Council.

Hertfordshire County Council has agreed to provide a full plan outlining a jointly funded service from the council and the CCG to be submitted on Monday.

Today Watford MP Richard Harrington will be have a conversation with Herts Valleys CCG Chief Executive Kathryn Magson about how the issue has been dealt with.

Funding for Nascot Lawn will continue at the current level subject to a new decision being made by the CCG.