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Ashcroft Centre Wicklewood Picture By Sonya Duncan
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NSFT to continue commissioning four beds at Ashcroft

Norfolk's NHS mental health trust will continue to fund four beds at the Ashcroft residential home near Wymondham.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) received confirmation today that four beds were still available for its use, as the unit is to remain open with support from Norfolk County Council. As a result, the Trust has now been able to agree to continue financing four beds there for a further 12 months.

Ashcroft, run by the charity Julian Support, is a residential home in Wicklewood, near Wymondham, that provides short and long-term rehabilitation and respite services for women. Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been commissioning four beds at the home since May 2014.

The commissioning of the NSFT-funded beds at Ashcroft had been thrown into doubt late last year following fears Norfolk County Council could not continue to fund another eight beds at the home.

Director of Operations for Norfolk, Debbie White, said: "We have commissioned four beds at Ashcroft and we know that women who use the service value it very highly. We are pleased to confirm that we have committed to funding four beds at Ashcroft for the next 12 months."‚Äč