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.
DIP 1.3 TC 1.3 Inclusive practice is about attitudes and approaches taken to ensure that people are not isolated or excluded. and not to be excluded because of a disability, but to be included in all aspects of life. Some examples of inclusive practice are control over there own life choice and independence.Privacy, and dignity anti discrimination practice and confidentiality. TC 2.1 The key legislation relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination are as follows; relating to diversity and equality is the Equality Act 2006, and the Equal Pay Act 1970. These are both acts that includes service users, and employees or service providers.
These initiatives are very important to society and towards health and social care sector as it ensures that each individual is treated equally and that there is no inequality created between individuals no matter what race, colour, gender, age, culture, disabilities, social class, cognitive ability or health status they may be. What is a national initiative? These come under the sector of anti-discriminatory practices where they overcome discrimination if it takes place. There are three main national initiatives which cover anti discriminatory practice they are; Conventions, legislation and regulations. Code of Practice and charters as well as, the organisational policies and procedures.
Equality is about no one having less opportunity or choice because of their beliefs, gender, race, sexuality orientation, background, family structure or disability. Children should have equal opportunities to play and learn. They should be treated with equal concern and receive appropriate care in order to develop and progress. Equality does not mean that people will be treated the same, but they should be treated fairly. Inclusion Inclusion is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
Unit 203 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Outcome 1 Understand the Importance of Equality and Inclusion 1.1 Diversity is about acknowledging and respecting an individuals differences, diversity recognises that although people have things in common with each other, every individual is also different in many ways, Diversity consists of many factors. Equality means to treat everyone equally in a way that is appropriate to their needs. Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. Inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
P1- In this assignment I am going to explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. Equality- In our community centre, equality is really important as we want to ensure there are equal opportunities for all and it is important that we make sure everyone has equal access to all facilities. Equality is important in ensuring treatment is fair and equitable, by this I mean people should be treated fairly and receive what they require; this means the community centre should provide adequate services for all people. Overall equality is important to the centre in ensuring that everyone receives equal access no matter whether they have a social or physical disadvantage. We must ensure that we are not marginalising against the people at the centre, this means that if people are from poor backgrounds we are providing services which are appropriate and that we are still providing equally to that of others in the centre.
Diversity consists of both visible and non visible characteristics such as things like their backgrounds, culture, where and how they work as well as things such as race, disability, sexuality, gender, religion and beliefs. By recognising people’s differences and valuing them means we can make everybody feel valued and treated equally. Equality means that we treat people in a way that makes them equal and in a way that is appropriate for their individual needs. Peoples individual needs have to be met for example a disabled woman would need wheelchair access for going up and down buildings for work, and a woke setting with no stairs lifts of lifts would not be meeting their needs and this would be classed as discrimination. Inclusion is when we allow people equal rights and access to a certain service no matter what their gender, disability, beliefs, religion and sexuality.
Equality is about everybody being equal to one another, but not necessarily treating them all the same. Because everyones needs are different you as a support worker have to look at the individuals needs, and assess what you can do to improve their quality of life, whilst keeping them safe and still promoting independence. Inclusion is about involving everyone in society, making sure all have opportunities to work or take part in social activities even though they may have a disability. Eg. mental health problems.
* The meaning of the word equity means being fair. In the health and social care settings equity is about to ensure that all individuals have fair and equal accesses to services like doctors, medication and also treatment, it also means that the needs from service users should be treated in a fair way and receive equal treatment form the doctors, medication and services. * The word diversity is used to describe the differences between all individuals, it's very important to acknowledge them differences. There are two main reasons to respect the diversity of other individuals and these are the two following reasons: 1. It's not fair and can be illegal to treat people from different minority groups differently or in a discriminatory way.
A community could be racially and ethnically diverse or it could be populated with people who have much in common. The individuals that make up the community give it strength. Equity is essential to a successful and stable community. To me, equality refers to social, rather than economic. Every member in the society should have access to the same resources and receive the same amount of opportunities to achieve his full potential.