Diversity challenges us to recognize and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. | Diversity is visible and non-visible differences which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, race, personality disability, age, gender belief are religion. | Equality | Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognizes that their needs are met in different ways. | Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job.
M/602/3044 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1 – Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 – Explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination Answer: Diversity is about the differences that people may have and the richness is embracing such differences. What makes us different from each other are: religion, culture or ethnic backgrounds, gender, race, appearance, ability, talent and beliefs. These differences make a person whom he or she is. Equality is giving everyone equal opportunity to participate in society, whilst taking into account the diversified need. When creating equal opportunity for the residence to participate in activities, we have to consider each residents diversified needs so that individuality would be promoted.
Diversity consists of both visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as; background, culture, personality and work style and also the protected characteristics such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion and belief and age. By recognising and understand individual differences we are able to create an environment in which everybody feels valued. 1.1 b- Equality Equality means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. Equality is about making sure that people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everybody in exactly the same way.
It could be done against those who are different in respect to their age, sex, nationality, ethnic background, religion, ability, financial status and size. 1.2 –Describe the potential effects of discrimination? Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage a person’s self esteem, and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. When people are affected by discrimination they experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. They are made to feel worthless and of less value than other.
UNIT 203 PRINCIPLES OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS OUTCOME 1, UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION The learner can: Define what is meant by: DIVERSITY - Diversity is essentially another word for different, it recognizes that people are different and unique in many ways such as, personal characteristics, background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation and age. It means recognizing and understanding individual’s differences and embracing them, to allow people to feel more valued. EQUALITY - Equality defined basically means equal rights for people regardless of what factors they might have that are different. Equality states that because they are human they must be equal. Example: everyone is treated the same way.
Task A Explanation Example Diversity It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. This can be along the dimensions of race, ethnisity, gender, age, physical abilities etc. Equality It means treating everyone the same way, regardles genter, age, ethnisity, disabilities, believes etc. For example, it would not be equal treatment to provide two different people with information about the services available written in english, if one of those people spoke another language and could not understand english. Inclusion Inclusion is allowing everyone equal access to a service.
Assessment task SHC 33 – Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Diversity is meant that each individual is different and unique and is about valuing individual differences. Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Not everybody is the same but it will recognise their needs and those they are met in different ways. Inclusion means everyone to be included regarding gender, race and age.
Diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination. Legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, inclusion and discrimination are Sex Discrimination Act, Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act, Human Rights Act, Health and Social Care Act (Regulated activities) and the Essential Standards, Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers. All these need to be adhered to if not the possible consequences for the; Individual are not feeling respected as an individual, feeling distressed and upset. Poor care been received. The individual will have lost their rights.
Diversity is about recognising and valuing everyone’s culture, personality, age, race, sex, disability, gender, religion and beliefs. * Equality – treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. Making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Recognise their needs and that they are met in different ways. * Inclusion – equal opportunities for everyone whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, to be included.
- the effects of discrimination on individuals Treating people unequally can result in their losing their dignity, respect, self-esteem and self-worth and ability to make choices; individuals or groups being oppressed or disadvantaged. Discrimination, harassment and victimization leave the individual confused and