If I am receiving a Sleeping Night service, how long can my Carer stay awake with me if I need them in the night?

If we are providing a Sleeping Night service, we have a duty to ensure that our Carers receive an adequate level of sleep to ensure they can perform their duties throughout the day. As a result it is not safe for our Carers to be awake for extended periods of time throughout the night. An extended period of time is classed as anything more than 15 minutes at a time.

Should you feel that you require assistance for longer than this at any point throughout the night, your care package will be reviewed and it may be more suitable for you to be offered a Waking Night service