A number of factors can affect an individual’s ability to effectively communicate with others. These can prevent a service user from using a service as it can interfere with the individual’s ability to send or receive information about their care. Disability can affect a service user’s ability to communicate with the service workers. Sight impairments can make it difficult for service users to read leaflets and consent forms. This is a barrier because it means that the service user can’t fully access all the information that is required in order for them to use the service entirely e.g.
Physical barriers: Physical barriers are something like not being able to walk. This means that one cannot get around like other people. This can cause problems if someone needs to go to the doctors or hospital for a check up. Physical barriers may include: • Inadequate access to buildings for service users with poor mobility or wheelchair users. • Service users too weak as a result of illness to attend a health facility.
However, this may lead to mistrust between medical professionals and the disabled individual, leaving the individual feeling abandoned, isolated and let down. The medical model would exclude disabled individuals from mainstream society as they are viewed as vulnerable and ‘at risk’. This gives them limited opportunities to meet new people, develop relationships, have control over their own finances and decisions and leaves them lacking confidence. Social
WINTERBOURNE VIEW The review found that there was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse. The provider had failed in its duty to notify the C.Q.C(Quality Care Commission) of serious incidents involving injuries to patients, or occasions when they had gone missing. Inspectors said that staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities , complex needs and challenging behaviour. Staff who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly. Some staff were too ready to use methods of restraint without considering alternatives.
Current Event Paper “Vulnerable populations can be defined as those who have a greater predisposition or susceptibility to harm than other individuals.” Colin and Gwyn (2010), There are individuals within the system that have acute or chronic illnesses with no viable means of receiving treatment. In some cases the treatment may not exist. When it does, these individuals may not be economically predisposed to receive it. There are also some who are medically handicapped to the point they could not seek help. Either they have no insurance or have no financial capability to follow up with health maintenance and treatment regimen.
In a similar case a person with very little capacity wants to make the same choice but they are unable to understand the consequences of that decision and are likely to become very upset if they are unable to go out or have their favourite foods. It may be in their best interest to not make the purchase. Sometimes our duty of care can conflict with the rights of an individual. An example of this could be where an individual has disclosed information to us that they may have been subject to abuse but they do not wish us to pass on this information. It would be our duty of care to that person to report the incident to the appropriate person.
2.3 Individuals who have dementia are not aware of the requirement for living, They can forget to do the essential things that are vital, taking medication, personal hygiene, eating are often forgotten. They can get lost or hurt and not understand what is necessary to correct the situation. Individuals cannot act in a manner of a responsible adult which why dementia is viewed as a
So, for example, learners with disabilities who should be attending school or who wish to go to adult education classes are unable to even reach the school or class because the public transport system which is available is either physically inaccessible or unwilling to transport them. At the same time they are unable to walk to school or classes and in this way they are totally excluded from the education system. Attitudes: Negative and harmful attitudes towards difference in our society remain a critical barrier to learning and development. Discriminatory attitudes resulting from prejudice against people on the basis of race, class, gender, culture, disability, religion, ability, sexual preference and other characteristics manifest themselves as barriers to learning when such attitudes are directed towards learners in the education system. Language and Communication: A further area of barriers arising from the curriculum, are those which result from the medium of teaching and learning.
The way City Road is structured does not reflect its society to a maximum. This results in access to resources not being available to all people. The structure becomes a problem when the buildings and streets are not designed to cater for those who find it difficult to get around, whether due to mobility problems, age or pushing a pram. This includes cobbled streets, steps and uneven pavements which may make some people feel less significant as their access to places is limited. However, Rodney Bernan explains how white strips on bollards have been used to help those with poorer vision, in this case, preventing a psychical difference from becoming an inequality.
environment this may be a safety issue, not been able to access disabled toilets facilities i.e. there is no ramps, lefts or wheelchair access, financial cost to maintain social care needs is another barrier to accessing services, the worry of how much services will cost can cause fear and anxiety and can be a way of not accepting help, and can lead to lack of confidence. Ways of overcoming barriers to accessing services and facilities can be overcome by bridging the gap between the service user and the service provided to assist them in their care needs, by making resources readily available in different formats, for instance being open to different ways of communication, Mrs A would like to be advised by letter, which support worker will be attending her visits each week,