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Care staff abused on sleep-in shifts

A report from the public sector union Unison finds that care staff on overnight shifts are often subjected to abuse, including being punched and threatened with knives.

The findings are from a survey of more than 3,000 people who care for the vulnerable and elderly by staying overnight in care homes or at the properties of those receiving home support. Many staff have heavy workloads and most are not allowed to leave their place of work while on a shift.