A £300 million fund to help recruit and reward social care workers, alongside extra support for the vaccination booster programme to protect the vulnerable and those providing care, was announced before Christmas as part of a new winter support package for the care sector.
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The LGA’s chairman and chief executive are among the local government recipients of New Year Honours.
Councils are warning of a growing crisis in the private rented housing sector, with a sharp rise in landlords selling up or converting their properties into Airbnbs.
The past two years have been hugely challenging, and partnership board members have shown great leadership, despite not being able to meet in person.
I hope that all first readers were able to take some time off over the Christmas period, and I would like to wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2022.