Emergency team’s festive workload

CAMBRIDGESHIRE S emergency social services team dealt with almost 300 incidents over Christmas and New Year – including finding accommodation for three unaccompanied asylum seekers. Between Saturday, December 22, and Monday, January 1, Cambridgeshire Coun

CAMBRIDGESHIRE'S emergency social services team dealt with almost 300 incidents over Christmas and New Year - including finding accommodation for three unaccompanied asylum seekers.

Between Saturday, December 22, and Monday, January 1, Cambridgeshire County Council's emergency duty team, which also handles calls from the Peterborough City Council area, received 277 calls, with the team on duty 24 hours a day to help in emergencies.

The calls included 133 in relation to adult issues (including organising 19 mental health assessments) and 144 calls relating to children and young people.

The children and young people calls included finding emergency accommodation for three unaccompanied young asylum seekers.

Another raised concern about a young person who was suspected of having been left alone at home.

Other calls related to older people who had fallen, home care services, about people who were taken ill suddenly or families that were experiencing personal or family conflicts or difficulties, the council said this week.

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