Diversity means everyone is unique and made up of different characteristic. (e.g.) men, women, people who speak different languages and people who are different ethnicity and have different values and different religion.
Equality means everyone should be treated fairly and equally, even though we are all unique everyone should be given the same opportunity.
Inclusion means everyone should be given the chance to take part equally in activities
It is important to view each resident as an individual with unique qualities and needs, in order to prevent discrimination and prejudice. Inclusive practice supports and promotes both diversity and equality by working to welcome everyone regardless of culture, background, social factors, gender, any form of disability, impairment or mobility restriction. This open approach to providing a service helps to break down the barriers that might prevent participation.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone. The Equality act aims to protect people and prevent discrimination about the race, gender, age, disability and so on. The Act applies to all organisations that provide a service to the public. It is essential that in my role i ensure all residents and their family members are treated fairly and are able to access and benefit from all services and facilities that are available to them.
The code of practice for health and social care workers states that as a healthcare support worker you must promote and uphold the privacy, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times. It also says that it is necessary to communicate in an open, and effective way, this will ensure that...