Carers who look after vulnerable young people in the Isle of Man may not always be as alert as they need to be, because they often have to work double shifts and overtime.
That claim comes from the head of a union in the Island, which is repeating concerns that 'excessive' hours are being worked by staff employed by a local care provider.
St Christopher's Fellowship is contracted by the DHSS to provide residential centres, a secure home and other care services.
Mick Hewer from Unite says his union has received a series of complaints from workers at homes run by the organisation (play audio file):
St Christopher's denies staff are required to work any overtime and says no complaints about shifts have been raised with them.