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Care workers 'not given enough travel time' between jobs

Two former workers at a care company have cited the stress of cutting short visits because they were not allocated enough travel time between calls as a factor in quitting their jobs.

The women both worked for Village Home Care in Carmarthenshire, where they were only allowed five minutes to get from one rural location to another.

One visit was 16 miles (26km) from the last, a journey time of 25 minutes.

Parent company Mitie said it would investigate the allegations.

The women spoke to BBC Radio Four's Today programme.

  • 24 Mar 2015