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29 September 2017, 12:11

Nascot Lawn Respite Service

Parents with severely disabled children in Hertfordshire say they are relieved the funding for local a respite service is continuing.

Parents with severely disabled children in Hertfordshire say they are relieved the funding for local a respite service is continuing.

Herts Valley Clinical commission group was cutting it, but just days before the case was heading to the high court, they have backed out on the decision. 

Emma from Hemel told Heart what Nascot Lawn means to her daughter Sienna and to her whole family.

" She's been going there since she was two, so it's familiar, so that nice as well. 

But she gets to leave her home and mix with other children and not feel isolated. I think that is a big issue for lots of families with disable children, they can feel isolated. 

I actually breathe properly and I eat properly when she is at Nascot. I can join in with my other children, I can talk to them and I listen to them.

Whereas a lot of the time I'm somewhere else, because I'm on edge the whole time because Sienna needs me."

The CCG say they are working with families to ensure the service's future, although the families say they have heard nothing YET from the group.