Equality is about fostering and promoting the right to be different, to be free from discrimination, and to have choice and dignity and to be valued as an individual, with the right to your own beliefs and values. Health and social care services should meet the needs of people from all backgrounds. You should not be treated less favourably than anyone else because of your beliefs or your religion or because of any other characteristics you may poses. Equal opportunity is about addressing representation and balance, but is a term used in workplaces to describe the measures taken by organisations to ensure fairness between staff and patients. It means treating people as individuals, with different skills and abilities, without making judgment based on stereotypes.
These are both acts that includes service users, and employees or service providers. If these Acts are implemented in the work place, then diversity is respected through the equal treatment of individuals, and so discrimination is then eliminated. All the acts relate to inclusion. This is because each act includes equality, like the Equality Act 2006, and various types of discrimination (such as the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Race Relations Act 1976 etc..) that could lead to not including an individual based upon who they
HSC 4222-303 Promote equality and Inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings The Importance of understanding What is 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 recognises that their needs are met in different ways. In personal health care promoting equality requires a understanding and the mental ability to fact on that inderstanding. Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, namely the key areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender and Age, which when it comes to promoting equality and Inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings is very important.
1.3 By supporting a person’s equality you are treating them as an equal and including them in all activities, you will be reducing the likelihood of discrimination. Outcome 2 Be able to work in an inclusive way 2.1 There are many legislation and codes of practice that are in place for equality, diversity and discrimination laws that are applied to my role. I ensure that I work with the race relations act 1976, racial and religious hatred act 2006,and equality act 2010, human rights act 1998. Discrimination: Disability
CU297P/CT297 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 Diversity is defined as being able to recognise that individuals are all different by nature and respecting these differences. These individual differences may include culture, background and personality. * Equality Equality is treating every individual equally and fairly whilst also taking their specific needs and differences into account i.e. not delivering the same care but the same standard. Every individual deserves to have access to opportunities and have equal rights.
Task B - leaflet relating to your role as a support worker. Read through this leaflet because the information shown will contribute to the completion of your induction course. Understand as much as possible, although its alot to take in at first, it will become easier and more straight forward in time. Good luck First of all I will explain definitions, then move onto legislation & codes of practice: Diversity is all about difference, and its value is the quality and variety that different people bring to society.Examples of how people differ from one another, it can be through: Appearance, abiltity, race, gender, culture, talent and beliefs. Equality is about everybody being equal to one another, but not necessarily treating them all the same.
The equality and diversity act 2010 is legislation that was put in place to give equal rights and opportunities for people regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion. This legislation promotes diversity, equality and inclusion and makes it a requirement that it is practiced and included in the health and social care setting. It makes it illegal to discriminate against individuals in any way. To ensure we value diversity we need to consider the individual’s identity, I feel that in my work environment I do this by encouraging the lady and gentlemen I support to do as much on their own as they can. It may be something simple such as washing themselves or cleaning their own teeth.
Outcome 1 1. Diversity – diversity means a variety of different people, values, religions, cultures, genders, and sexuality. Equality – to treat each person has an individual and gives them equal opportunities with education, employment, housing etc. Inclusion – means to ensure that there are no barriers that would exclude an individual or make it difficult for them to take part in society. 2.
Inclusive practice is about the attitudes,approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. most of all aspects of diversity. Having a sound awareness of and responding sensitively to an individual’s diverse needs supports them in developing a sense of belonging, well-being and confi dence in their identity and abilities. And it helps them to achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society.
So, what is equality and diversity? How can it be defined and how can we ensure that we integrate an equality and diversity approach in to everything we do, particularly where children and young people are concerned, to teach them the value of difference? Equality enables us to create a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is mostly backed by legislation which is designed to address unfair discrimination among members of a particular group in society, but it's everyone's responsibility to . Diversity is the recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense.