On a waking night our carers are on call at all times, making sure our service user is sleeping or resting or at least safe and secure. Our shifts are from 10pm through to 8am. Waking night cover means the carer must be awake all night to undertake any care needs that may arise. If care is required at regular intervals during the night then the carer can undertake those tasks but during the rest of the time the carer can undertake domestic duties such as laundry, cleaning, etc. as necessary.