Their traditional policies were based on equality and the need to redistribute wealth and resources within society. Labour Governments were usually expected to increase taxation to pay for better welfare. The introduction of the NHS was seen as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the welfare state. The health of people in the UK was considered to be the most important part of the Welfare State. No longer would the health of an individual be dependent on whether they could afford the treatment or not.
Social equality is the ability for all members of a given society to have access to the same basic rights surrounding security, voting, freedom of speech, education and health care. A greater degree of social equality is created by Labours government between 1945 and 1951 by implementing the creation of the welfare state. This gave citizens of Britain the access to state provided healthcare and equal opportunities in education. This is shown in source 6, taken form Nick Tiratsoo’s book ‘From Blitz to Blair’, describes how Atlee’s government ‘did establish a society with much less poverty and a significantly greater degree of social equality.’ This shows that Labour did create a greater degree of social equality between 1945 and 1951. Source 4 is an excerpt from the Labour party’s 1951 manifesto, within this excerpt they pledge to ‘press forward for greater social equality’.
Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.1 List aspects of employment covered by law: Minimum wage Holiday entitlement Training Contacted hours Health and safety Discrimination, bullying and harassment Sickness Training Breaks Maternity leave Notice 1.2 List main features of current employment legislation: Health and safety at work Act 1974 Discrimination and Harassment Law Equality Legislation Equality Act 2006 * Disability Rights commission * Equal Opportunity Commission * Commission for Racial Equality 1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists: The Laws set in any area of employment are the minimum acceptable conditions employees are allowed to work to prevent exploitation. For example, the Equal Pay Act 1970 is to remove discrimination between men and women in pay, bonus, holidays and sick leave. Employers and employees need employment legislation to be certain of their position and to understand the correct way to behave at work, e.g. the health and safety policies at the Pre-School are in place to protect those who work there, as well as the children under the staffs’ supervision, of any risks and what to do in any event of accident/emergency. 1.4 Identify sources and types of info and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights: The employment responsibility and rights sources and information available internally within the Pre-School are the Manager, Deputy Manager, Chairperson of the Management Committee, the Policy booklet (containing various policies such as Confidentiality, Health and Safety, Health and Safety Outdoor area and more), informative sheets handed to employees in the induction, ongoing training (e.g.
Understanding Employment Responsibilities Rights in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young peoples’ Setting REPORT REFERENCE 1. Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law • Minimum wage £6.70 London wages £9.70 • Hours worked (working time directive) (WTD) • Discrimination • Health and safety • Holiday entitlements • Redundancy and dismissal • Training : Health and safety at work- a company’s responsibilities • Disciplinary procedures • Union rights and consultation, etc. 1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation The spectrum of employment law in the UK covers three main areas. Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination law... and Health and safety legislation. Although Equalities and Health and safety have meaning in other areas of life... both bodies of law feature measures relating to employment to a significant degree.
Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Outcome 1: 1.1: Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a health and social care work setting The main legislations relating to health and safety in a social care work setting are: * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 1.2: explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The employer has a duty of care and has to abide by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The employer must have risk assessments in place especially in a care work setting. They must make the work place safe to work in by having a suitable area to work in and all equipment in working order. 1.3: analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of: * Self, reporting any risks, updating your employers about your surroundings and any hazards * The employer or manager, keeping the workplace clean and safe for all, keeping all risk assessments up to date * Others in the work setting, report any hazards that you think is a danger 1.4: identify specific tasks in the work setting that should not be carried out without special training Any manual handling such as lifting someone or using equipment such as hoists should not be carried out without any special training as this is against the law. Outcome 2: 2.1: use policies and procedures or other agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety 2.4: Use risk assessment in relation to health and safety Outcome 3: 3.1: Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting There are many different illnesses that may occur in a care setting
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BY: EMMANUELLA TRACY ACQUAH SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: this is a term used by sociologists and borrowed from geology. In geology the term “strata” refers to the different layers of rock laid on top of each other. However in sociology the term is used to describe the hierarchies in the society, highlighting the fact a group of people in the society are seen as having higher status than others. People who are seen as having higher status are often wealthier and have easier access to the possessions and way of the most valued in that society. Almost all societies have some form of stratification.
Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Jordan Miller Contents Pg. 3 Apply relevant theories of communication to health and social care contexts. Pg. 7 Use communication skills in a health and social care context. Pg.9 Review methods of dealing with inappropriate interpersonal communication between individuals in health and social care settings.
Introduction: In this assignment I will outline the main features of current Health and Safety legislations as applied in Health and Social care. The legislations considered for this assignment consist of: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) – This Act makes it clear what the health and safety responsibilities are that the employers and employees must have at work. It requires risk assessments to take place and a written policy statement must be put up in workplaces employing more than five people. Accident books have to be kept to record accidents and injuries. The act makes is compulsory to report accidents that are considered serious, like broken bones or burns.
The other main crime that people receiving welfare can be accused of is "dependency." In August 1996, after 18 months of debate, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. This welfare reform law has transformed the way the nation helps its neediest citizens it ended 61 years of AFDC guaranteed cash assistance to every eligible poor family with children. Gone is the promise of a government check for parents raising children in poverty. In its place are 50 state programs to help those parents get jobs.
This stands for the Functional Analysis of Care Environments. This assessment tool is the result of over 17 years of developmental work between different health and social care disciplines. It identifies risk history and looks at existing warning signs, for example if Emma was to pose any risk of harm to her or others. The department of health (2003) found that risk assessment in mental health care is in effect a culture, which has been put into practice by the government in an attempt to decrease the amount of suicides. The FACE risk profile is an ongoing assessment, which contributes to care planning and risk management for the client.