Equality and Inclusion

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Unit 3- Introduction to Equality and Inclusion. Diversity. Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people do have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in their many ways. Such as Gender, Height, Religion, Skin colour, Hair colour, Intelligence, Sexual orientation, Age, Social class. Equality. Equality is treating everyone in a way that is appropriate for their needs. Everyone should be treated as an individual, be given choice, be respected and be fully aware of their rights. Inclusion Inclusion is the action of including or of an individual being included. Individuals need to be given the opportunity to be at the center of planning and support. Discrimination This is the in-direct or direct prejudicial treatment of an individual based on personal beliefs and attitudes. Discrimination can occur directly for example; refusing to support a certain service user for their looks, ethnic background or beliefs. Discrimination can also happen in-directly for example; a trip is planned and a service user needs specialist equipment to participate, the trip planned can not provide the equipment needed. This results in the service user being unable to go. This service user has been discriminated against. In supporting a persons equality we are treating that person as our equal, understanding that they have the right to be treated fairly and with equal opportunities to education, housing, employment and health and social care. This can help the person to feel valued and not set apart from others, this in turn will reduce any discrimination. Inclusion goes hand in hand with equality, this gives the individual the control and support in their own choices and needs. 2.1-2.3 The legislation and codes of practice that relate to my role as a support

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