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.
Equality also means being equal no matter what you race, gender, age, disability, religion, cultural differences and sexual orientation. By eliminating prejudice and discrimination we can deliver a service that is fair and personal to the individuals which promotes a happy environment were the residents feel safe to be themselves no matter what. Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling included, respected, valued for who you are, feeling a level of support from those around you. There are two main models of practice underpinning equality and diversity. Inclusion, the equal opportunities model and the difference and diversity model.
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.
Emotionally could start believing in what they are being told and be emotionally harmed. 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity. Our care home is committed to anti- discriminatory practice to promote equality opportunity and valuing diversity for all residents and families. To provide a secure and accessible environment in which all residents’ contributions are considered and valued. To include and value the contribution of all to our understanding of equality and diversity.
Alternatively their culture may require certain behaviours which we find strange. Also many individuals we support have a different set of values from our own, this doesn’t mean to say that you are right and they are wrong. We need to understand and value everyone regardless of differences. There is nothing wrong with having your own beliefs and values – everyone has them they are a vital part of making us the person we are. But we must be aware of them and hoe they may affect what you do at work.
As a public body they must also comply with the Equality Duty, this ensures that they consider the needs of all individuals in their daily work, in their employees and in delivering services. The Council has additional responsibilities to understand the effect their activities have on different individuals and groups of people. These policies applies to all council Members, all service users and those applying to access services; all contractors and sub contractors; and to all employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, and all job applicants. The Equality and Diversity Policy states that: “The council is committed to: • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation; • advancing equality of opportunity; and • fostering good relations within and between our communities with a view to building good community relations” The Policy is in line with Council’s duties and responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. “The aims are that: • All our existing and potential service users are treated
Unit 6 D2 The effectiveness of Legislation and Code of practice or Charter in promoting diversity A human rights based approach adds practical value to equality and diversity work in a number of ways, including: Greater protection against discrimination: Human rights belong to everyone; the Human Rights Act therefore provides important protection for groups who may face discrimination or poor treatment but are not covered by existing equality legislation, for example carers, homeless people, asylum seekers. Protection against universally bad treatment: If everyone is being poorly treated without distinction, this will not qualify as discrimination for example if all residents at a care home are being mistreated by staff. The Human Rights Act can be used to address this kind of situation by judging poor treatment against a fixed standard, rather than requiring a victim to show they are being poorly treated in comparison to others. Protection against other forms of ill-treatment: Disadvantaged groups may face forms of ill-treatment besides discrimination. The Human Rights Act goes beyond discrimination, providing a minimum standard below which public authorities must not go.
Unit 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings. Outcome 1 – Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity – is about difference and its value is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. * Appearance * Gender * Race * Culture * Ability * Talent * Beliefs Equality – is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation and age. Inclusion – involves making the individual the centre of their life.
Diversity can cover a range of aspects including different beliefs, race, heritage, physical appearance. Diversity within an organisation is very important and should be highly valued as all staff should feel comfortable being themselves at work. In society there is a range of diverse people and cultures, it is important to value these differences in the workplace. It is important to treat others how you wish to be treated, and you should treat everybody as an individual and get to know their personal needs, analysing the best approach to help and offer support. You should also bear in mind the individuals wishes when around them.
503 In my workplace we are an equal opportunities employer. This means we employ staff regardless of background, religion, ability, sex or sexual orientation under the Equality Act 2010. Other legislation employed is the Human Rights Act 1998, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. For this reason we have a diverse staff team with males and females, British and non- British origin and with Religious and non Religious backgrounds. It is important to respect these differences in people to make them feel valued as human beings, free from potential abuse.