Save Maplewood Campaign

In 2006 Lancashire County Council decided to close Maplewood House as part of budget cuts.

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.

Eventually, Lancashire County Council did too.

Lancashire Evening Post coverage of the Save Maplewood Campaign:



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