Introduction to Equality and Inclusion

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Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1) Understand the importance of equality and inclusion: 1.1) Explain what is meant by: 1a) Diversity Diversity means the difference in individuals and recognising that individuals identity for example in the care home I work in we have a resident who believes in religion so therefore wont eat certain meat this is what is meant by diversity recognising the individual as the person they are. So my main point is even though people have dementia in my workplace it doesn’t mean there all the same they all have different forms of dementia and stages so it is important to see that each person has there own unique individual identity and diversity recognises the differences whether its differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, religion and disabilities and how individuals choose to live their lives. 1b) Equality Equality is about ensuring every individual have equal opportunities in order to make the most of their talents and lives. Equality is about no one having less opportunity or choice because of their beliefs, gender, race, sexuality orientation, background, family structure or disability. Equality does not mean that people will be treated the same, but they should be treated fairly. For example one of my job titles in my care home is that I’m an activity co-ordinator and when doing activities sometimes I will have to help a service user more than others so that way they get an equal opportunity in participating in the activity. I might also have to repeat myself more than once because they might of not understood what I said or problems of hearing than other service users. This is why equality is important because it’s about giving individuals an equal chance in participating and feel included in an activity. 1c) inclusion
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