Hsc Community Groups

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------------------------------------------------- HSC CORE: GROUPS IN CONTEXT Identifying groups with special needs when there is equity there is fairness and having an equal opportunity to accessing resources. Some community groups in our society are distinctive and unique as they: * Experience inequality and are marginalised in our society * Are vulnerable and are at risk of social disadvantage * Experience inequalities in accessing and utilising resources * Have small numbers and aren’t heard * Lack support services directed at meeting their specific needs * Are overlooked by the government or profit-driven groups Different groups are: * Homeless * Aged * Youth * Chronically ill * Aboriginal…show more content…
People who have become disabled as a result of a car accident may no longer be able to live independently. They may not be legally able to drive or sign a contract for a loan. The aged may also be unable to effectively negotiate through a crisis without support. Education families in crisis need to find out about the relevant government and community supports available to them. Ethnicity and culture a person from an ethnic background may require the support of a translator, who should be available at major hospitals. Because of language and cultural barriers, people from an ethnic background may receive less support from informal sources like neighbours. Gender women are more likely to seek help in a crisis situation. They generally have better social support from family and friends. Location a family in crisis in an urban community has greater access to resources such as major hospitals, support groups, employment opportunities. In the rural community, increased community support may be available. Socioeconomic status socioeconomic status has some effect on the wellbeing of families in crisis. People with high socioeconomic status may have private health insurance and use private hospitals instead of being on a hospital waiting list.…show more content…
There is also a need for education throughout the community to ensure acceptance and support for gays and lesbians to access resources in the community. Ethnicity and culture gays and lesbians may experience difficulties in accessing services because of their own ethnic or cultural beliefs. Homosexuality may be unacceptable in their religion. For many it can mean that they lead to a situation where they hide their sexuality from their family and community. Gender previously the age of consent for homosexual males made it difficult for the group to access medical attention as it was against the law to provide information on illegal sexual acts. Gay males exhibiting stereotypical characteristics are more visible than lesbians in society and are more likely to experience prejudices and anti-gay violence, which may lead to males to require a greater access to medical services. Location many services for gays and lesbians are located in cities, remote and rural locations may lack easy access to specific resources for this group. The internet and phone counselling services has decreased the impact of social isolation and created online opportunities for this group to interact with supportive

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