I work as a careworker and travel between service users’ homes. Should I get paid for my travel time?

Yes. If you are an hourly-paid careworker, travelling between service users' homes, you should get the National Minimum Wage for your travel time between those homes. The only exception might be if the gap between your shifts is long enough for you – realistically – to be able to travel home.

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