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MP launches petition to save Holehird care home

April 9, 2021 9:10 AM

This morning, local MP Tim Farron has launched a campaign to save Holehird care home from being closed.

Holehird, based on the outskirts of Windermere, has provided care for people with physical disabilities and complex needs for the past 60 years.

However, the organisation that runs Holehird, Leonard Cheshire, has announced plans to shut it down, with around 60 members of staff set to lose their jobs and 24 residents set to lose their home.

Tim has started a petition, which can be signed here, calling on Leonard Cheshire not to close the care home.

The home was last threatened with closure 15 years ago, but the move was successfully fought off following a community campaign led by Tim.

Tim said: "This is absolutely devastating news and my thoughts are with the residents, staff and their families at this really difficult time.

"Holehird is such a special place that has gone above and beyond to care for people for the past 60 years.

"As a community we've saved Holehird once before and I am determined that we can save it again.

"That's why today I'm launching a petition so we can tell those in power that Holehird must have a future."