Home Care

On this page, you will find occasional updates about our campaign to win a voice for Connecticut’s home care workers and to ensure quality care for those that we serve.  For more frequent updates, as well as information for workers, consumers, and family members.

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Why CT Home Care Workers Are Uniting Together

Far too often, home care workers are forced to leave the consumers or loved ones we care for in order to find work that offers benefits, paid time off or more hours. For some consumers, the high turnover of the …

“We want to care for others, but we need to care for ourselves too.”

Not long ago, PCAs in Massachusetts were struggling to give their consumers the best possible care in the face of uncertainty. They were facing unstable funding and possible cuts in hours–on top of receiving no benefits and no sick time or paid time off.

“If we can get this union going, it would help us and help them.”

New Haven resident Caldwell Johnson hires PCAs through an agency for assist him with everyday things, including help getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and cleaning his home. He needs at least eight hours a day of services to …

A New Solution to Home Care Workforce Problems

A Quality Home Care Council Home caregivers provide the critical assistance that allows consumers to live independently in their own homes, yet the home care system is riddled with challenges for consumers and caregivers alike. Most caregivers receive low wages, …

Child Care and Home Care Consumers, Workers Applaud Governor Malloy’s Move to Improve Care

FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Executive Order Creates an Official Voice for Consumers and Providers in Addressing Child Care and Home Care Workforce Crises Hartford – Connecticut’s seniors, people with disabilities, and young children applaud Governor Dannel P. Malloy …

People with Disabilities and Workers Team Up for Quality Care & Services

On November 17, leaders from the union and disability advocacy movements joined together to sign a historic document called “Guiding Principles: For Partnerships with Unions and Emerging Worker Organizations When Individuals Direct Their Own Services and Supports.” For nearly three …

Connecticut Personal Care Attendants: Uniting With 500,000 Home Care Workers Nationwide

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in Connecticut have the opportunity to join together in Home Care Workers United – District 1199 SEIU to win improvements for themselves in their jobs and improve the quality of care for the seniors and people with disabilities they provide care for.