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Cambridgeshire County Council
Election 2017 Results
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Children across the UK are leaving their lessons to demand more action on climate change. They are following similar demonstrations in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Australia. One group of protesters chanted outside Cambridgeshire County Council's offices in Cambridge. The children carried banners bearing slogans including "There is no planet B" and "Global warming isn't a prediction - it's happening".
Cambridgeshire County Council is to receive a one-off payment of £2.32m "to help alleviate pressures on the NHS this winter" - to pay for discharging patients home quickly from hospital beds.
The money is part of a £240m funding programme announced by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, earlier this month.
A council spokesman said the funding came at a time when adult social care across the country faced "unprecedented pressures".
Councillor Anna Bailey, chairwoman of the council's Adults Committee, said: "We are focused on increasing the capacity available in the community to discharge people from hospital who need support to return home – but this takes time to achieve.
"We need government to recognise there is a substantial funding shortfall in Cambridgeshire and that our services are under unprecedented strain all year long. Cambridgeshire needs a fairer funding deal."