Equality and Diversity

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ABILITY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LIMITEDCHARTERED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE | LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP FOR HSC et al. ASSIGNMENT UNIT NO. SHC 53 | CHAMPION EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION | Ludovit Holub | 1. UNDERSTAND DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION WITHIN OWN AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY DIVERSITY: literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. “Sometimes you may have to care for clients whose values are different to yours, but you must make sure that you still care for them in a fair way, and that they can express their values without fear of discrimination.” EQUALITY: is the vision of creating society where power and quality of life is shared equally and both individuals and communities are able to live their lives free from discrimination and oppression experienced by certain groups. INCLUSION: its position where someone or various groups can access and benefit from the full range of opportunities available to members of society. Social inclusion is generally seen as a description of activities aimed at removing barriers such as discrimination, isolation, poverty and fear to enable individuals and communities to fully participate in civil society. 1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility In my role as a Care Coordinator I have a responsibility to ensure that service users, their families, friends and staff members and other professionals I’m working with, are treated equally. Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. There are many legislation, Codes of practice and also my workplace Policies which regulate equality, diversity and inclusion within my area of responsibility. Some

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