Families were devastated and fought hard to keep it open forming the campaign group 'Save Our Respite Establishments'.
They were supported in their campaign by the Lancashire Evening Post, their long-standing and loyal friends the North West Harley Club, District Councils, MPs, the Amnesty International group at the University of Central Lancashire and thousands of members of the public who signed petitions.
All recognised how important Maplewood is to the survival and well-being of the families and disabled children who use it.
Lancashire Evening Post coverage of the Save Maplewood Campaign:
MAPLEWOOD IS SAVED! (2)
MAPLEWOOD IS SAVED!
Chorley Borough Council to back Campaign to Save Maplewood
Maplewood Impresses Council Boss
Maplewood on Radio 4
Maplewood Father Issues Challenge to Councillors
South Ribble Borough Council Backs Maplewood Campaign
Politician Slams Own Party Over Maplewood Closure
Council will "listen" to Parents
Cabinet Member Replaced
Maplewood Alternatives Utterly Failed
Daniel's Maplewood Plea
Open Letter Opposing Maplewood Closure Sent to Councillors
Couple Tell of Maplewood Help
Councillor who Fought for Respite Backs Maplewood Campaign
Inquiry Call over Handling of Maplewood Consultation
Mum's Warning of Desperation
Effect of Maplewood Closure on Daughter
Mencap Back Maplewood Campaign
Preston City Council Pass Motion Opposing Maplewood Closure
Preston City Council to Join care Home Fight
Parents lobby Minister from London
Centre is a lifeline
Lancashire Evening Post Launches Save Maplewood House Campaign
SORE is Formed
Respite Unit Faces Axe