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.
The individual will have lost their rights. Social care workers: The care worker faces been sanctioned, disciplinary action, which loss off job and possible prosecution. Others: For the others involved in this it could be the company which could face been shut down and prosecuted for letting this happen and loss off registration from professionals that have ignore the legislation and code of practice not been followed. Inclusive practice can promote equality and support diversity as you are learning the individual to be valued, feel confident about their self dignity, feeling safe and have a sense of belonging and also been able to participate equality in activities and have an equal chance to follow opportunities and overcoming the boundaries. This all promotes that everyone is equal but recognising that everyone has difference but should still be treated the same.
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. Inclusion is to eliminate all barriers that make it difficult for a resident to participate in society, so that all residents can be included in activities to reach their potential as it is a basic right for residents to participate in their own care provisions. 1.2 – describe the potential effects discrimination Answer: Discrimination occurs when certain individuals are unfairly treated than others due to their gender, race, disability, culture, religion, appearance, sexual orientation and ethnicity and beliefs. The potential effects of discrimination could be: • Isolate themselves, withdrawn from society • Low self esteem • Feel anger • Worthless • Lack of confidence • Loss of identity • Challenging behaviour All these would be down to the discrimination the person has had or left 1.3 – explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity Answer: Inclusive practice is promoting the individuality of the resident, which is why we have to adhere to the care plans in order to meet the
| Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job. | Inclusion | Inclusion is about ensuring that there are no barriers that would exclude people or make it difficult for them to fully participate in society. People must be included in all aspects of life, not excluded from some of them because of an illness or disability. | Providing a ramp to give wheelchair access to a building and Providing information in a range of languages and in audio format. | Discrimination | Discriminating people on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage persons self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity.
1.2 Describe ways in which discrimination may be deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting. Refusing an individual a job because they have a wheelchair or disability, or a person is not able to apply for a job or do a job because the workplace does not have wheelchair access and wheelchair friendly areas. 1.3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination. It is important to behave in any anti-discriminative way, respect each individuals way of life, their religious choices, their sexuality, ensure that there are no barriers that exclude an individual because of their race, age, sex etc. 2.
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.
By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. Equality: Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. Inclusion: whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. Full d active participation, feeling respected, feeling a sense of belonging, being valued for who you are. 1.2- Indirect Discrimination: Indirect discrimination occurs when policies and practices, which appear neutral or fair because they are applied to everyone, actually disadvantage people and particular groups within society.
Inclusion Inclusion is allowing everyone equal access to a service. Invlusion also envolves eliminating descrimination and prompting equality. Make sure everyone knows for the activities planed for the day in order to take informed choice and participate if want. Discrimination Discrimination is the fact that person is being treated differently from the others. This could happen on the grounds of personal likes/dislikes,age,gender etc.
2.Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work settings Direct discrimination can occur in the workplace because you can be treated less favourable / differently/lower standard of care because of your age,race,gender,disability,sexuality or religion,ethnicity,culture,mental health.Service provider must be aware of their prejudicies and avoid providing a different standard of care or support the the individuals they are working with. Indirect discrimination could occur when a rule or policy that applies equally to everybody is more restrictive for people from a certain group. We can give as example a company which gives information about its policies only in English or a council which providesinformation about it`s homeless applications procedure in English, and then people whose`s first language is not English have an unfair disadvantage and could be seen as indirect discrimination. Supporting equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination as they show that everyone is equal in their own right and should be treated as
It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance. 1.1d Discrimination is a preconceived attitude towards members of a particular group formed only on the basis of their membership of that group that leads to less favorable or bad treatment of that person. The attitude is often resistant to change even in the light of new information. It is essential that you do not allow your prejudices to influence the way you work with individuals. 1.2 Direct discrimination could take place if individuals are treated less favourably or given a lower standard of service than other individuals because of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, disability, religion, sexuality, class, mental health and age.