Assignment 245 Essay

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Unit 245 Questions 1. Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities. One of the main causes of discrimination is the fear and lack of understanding of others because they are different. In order to prevent discrimination it is important to value people and treat them differently in order to meet their different needs. Human Rights Act 1998 Mental Capacity Act 2005 Care Standard Act 2000 Disability Discrimination Act 1995-2005 Equality Act 2010 National Health Service and Community Act 1990 Procedure and policies of any organization Codes of Practice 2. Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Getting a job or education, traveling, going for a drink or to the cinema with friends are ordinary activities but for disabled people remain difficult to achieve. Disable people have the same fundamental rights as any other people. The legislation who promotes people rights gives protection to people with disabilities not to be discriminated against on the grounds of their disabilities. Our day to day practices and attitude are important in how effective this policies and rights are followed in real life. Is very important to family members and carers who are supporting people with learning disabilities to understand and promote these rights. Through this act and policies rights are provided and enforced, it is improving the quality of their life and helps them to live independently. 3. Explain what is meant by ‘learning disability The Department of Health in England define learning disability as a -“significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence) along with a
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