It is about valuing variety and individual differences and creating a culture, environment and practices which respect and value differences for the benefit of society, organisations and individuals. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. Staff that work in care settings must value diversity, and not give favourable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those whom they hold prejudice. Understanding equality and diversity is vital if we want to deliver person centred, safe and effective care. Delivering on equality and diversity in health and social care services means that we are tackling barriers that could prevent some groups of people from accessing
This means identifying and removing any barriers so that all can have access and participation in all areas. By doing this you can make sure all service users feel included and not left out which can cause all sorts of problems. You treat all service users the same including talking to them, including involving them all in activites and supporting them all so they all feel included and not on the outside and excluded. You must as a carer always try to identify any barriers stopping the user from being involved
Therefore it consists many factors which are visible or non-visible, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognizing and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, or by moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. Equality: Equality- is about treating people fairly, regardless of their differences, by ensuring that they have access to the same life opportunities as everyone else, i.e. that they have equal chances. Life opportunities including: housing.
Diversity recognises that though people have things common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. “Sometimes you may have to care for clients whose values are different to yours, but you must make sure that you still care for them in a fair way, and that they can express their values without fear of discrimination.” EQUALITY: is the vision of creating society where power and quality of life is shared equally and both individuals and communities are able to live their lives free from discrimination and oppression experienced by certain groups. INCLUSION: its position where someone or various groups can access and benefit from the full range of opportunities available to members of society. Social inclusion is generally seen as a description of activities aimed at removing barriers such as discrimination, isolation, poverty and fear to enable individuals and communities to fully participate in civil society.
Making sure everyone has equal rights and preventing discrimination. Inclusion; is so everyone feels respected. Being valued for who and what they are. So everyone has a full and active participation and give them a sense of belonging. Describe the potential effects of discrimination Potential effects may include affecting an individuals self-esteem, causing stress and upset also creating tensions.
UNIT 303 DIP 1.1 TC 1.1 • Diversity means variety. including in their age,sex, sexual orientation, physicalcharacteristics such as height, weight and skin colour, ability, personal experiences and personal attributes, such as beliefs, values and preferences.• Equality is about treating people fairly,regardless of their differences, by ensuringthat they have access to the same lifeopportunities as everyone else,• Inclusion inclusion is about acceptingeveryone, regardless of difference. It is alsoabout getting rid of intolerance ofdifferences and providing help and supportwhere appropriate. Discrimination is the treatment of one group or person in a less or more favourable way than another on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age or other prejudice. DIP 1.3 TC 1.3 Inclusive practice is about attitudes and approaches taken to ensure that people are not isolated or excluded.
Diversity Diversity refers to the unique differences in our society, between individuals and how individuals choose to live their lives. Each person is a unique individual and diversity recognises these differences, whether its differences because of race, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, background, physical appearance, family structure or disability. Diversity isn't just between two groups of people, but also between the individuals in the group..By recognising and understanding our individual differences and accepting them we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. Equality Equality means provision of equal access to opportunities and having the same rights as others.Equality is ensuring that individuals 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 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.
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.
Shc33 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Diversity is to recognise that all individuals are different and unique. Each person is influenced by its exposure of life. Other factors, such as ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, nationality, sexuality, and characteristics of personality, weight or height or ability, are part of the individual identity. Equality is to give everyone an opportunity according to their individual needs. To be treated fairly, so that they are capable of achieving their ability and potential.