Bill of Rights: The Right to Services for the Facility
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Bill of Rights: The Right to Services for the Facility

October 10, 2019


Hello and welcome! This video is brought to you by the Minnesota
Department of Health. We are going to show viewers, like you, about
the rights people have when living at group homes and residences that are supervised. You have the right not to work in your facility. Your group home or supervised living facility
must hire people to do the work. The facility cannot make you do any unpaid
work that a staff member is expected to do. In this video, you will see a staff member
giving work assignments to residents in their home. Alright everybody, I have your work schedules
for today. I want you to start by cleaning the kitchen. Make sure to get the floors. I want you to take all the trash out. And, I want you to clean the garage. I’m going to finally take a break, and catch
up on my magazines. I’m sorry to tell you, but do we get paid
for this? Well no. You work for the facility. Um. I’m thinking this is your job, not our job. So, you better get to cleaning. What you just saw was not ok. You are not employees of the facility where
you live. You have the right not to work in your facility. The facility staff are not allowed to make
you do their work. In some cases, residents in group homes are
included in activities that help them improve their living skills as part of their plans,
or to achieve other goals. For example, your plan might include having
you fold your clothes and put them in your drawers after they are washed. But you are not supposed to provide labor
or services to the facility like you just saw in the video. You have the right not to work. If the facility where you live tries to make
you perform unpaid work that is not part of your plan, file a complaint.

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