Media Partner #48: Hand in Hand
We want to encourage people with disabilities to tell their stories and that can involve stories with their home care provider or personal care attendants. Thank you to Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network for supporting the Disability Visibility Project!
From their website:
Hand in Hand is a national network of employers of nannies, housecleaners and home attendants, our families and allies, who are grounded in the conviction that dignified and respectful working conditions benefit worker and employer alike. We envision a future where people live in caring communities that recognize all of our interdependence. To get there, we support employers to improve their employment practices, and to collaborate with workers to change cultural norms and public policies that bring dignity and respect to domestic workers and all of our communities
Since we were founded in 2010, people with disabilities, many of whom employ home attendants, have been in leadership in Hand in Hand. People with disabilities have been in leadership in overall organizational development as well as our involvement in campaigns. We bring together people with disabilities in community to support each other in building mutually-positive relationships with the attendants we employ, to come together with workers to learn about each others communities (including how they overlap!) and take action together for change.
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