Ld 201 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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LD 201 understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 1. identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities One of the main causes of discrimination is the fear and lack of understanding of others because they are different. In order to prevent discrimination it is important to value people and treat them differently in order to meet their different needs. -Human Rights Act 1998 become law in 2000 gives people rights that there were intended to prevent discrimination -Mental Capacity Act 2005 -Care Standard Act 2000 -Disability Discrimination Act 1995-2005 -Equality Act 2010 -National Health service and Community Act 1990 -procedure and policies of any organization -Codes of Practice 2. explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Human Rights Act 1998 - improved the standards of care given individuals with learning disability, it gave individual the right of life, right to privacy and the right not to be subject to degradnig or inhuman treatment Equality act 2010 - protects the rights of individuals and promotes equality for all , gives the right for all people to be treated in the same way regardless of race, age, sex or disability Disability Discrimination Act 1995-2005 - made it unlawful for employers to discriminate against people based on a disability, it gave individuals a greater chance to live a full life and achive what they would like to do. It also ensured that provisions for disabled people in employment are met. Mental Capacity Act 2005 - ensured that even if an individual was unable to make decision for themselves, they are protected by clear guidelines for those that make
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