Case Law Update 24 – Juttla v Herts Valleys CCG – Cut in health funding for overnight short break unit quashed

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

In this update, the High Court quashed a decision by a CCG to stop funding for a respite unit (Nascot Lawn) for children with complex medical needs. The CCG was wrong to determine that Nascot Lawn was not providing ‘health services’.