Unit 2 Equality, Diversity, Rights

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Who is protected? * age * race * sex * gender reassignment status * disability, * religion or belief * sexual orientation * marriage and civil partnership status * pregnancy and maternity * people who are at risk of discrimination by association or perception

How the Act promotes equality and individual rights in health and social care settings
Some carers and their service users can go through discrimination or harassment because of their age, disability or job role, or race, sex or sexual orientation.
Legislation is there to protect individual’s rights and encourage equality/rights for everyone. If you are a carer, knowing your rights and your service users can help you get more access to things such as; public transport, health services, trips out and paid employment. This Act promotes equality and individual rights by
The Health services covered by the Act are; * All NHS providers (e.g. Hospitals) * All NHS commissioners (e.g. GP Practises) * People supporting elderly or disabled in nursing homes * Care in day centres, Residential or Nursing homes * Those caring for children who cannot live with their parents
The rights under the European Convention on Human Rights which are relevant to health and social care include; * The right to life * The right to not be forced to undergo torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment * The right to liberty * The right to respect for private and family life Groups of Individuals the Act covers
Disabled people
A person is disabled if; * They have a mental or physical difficulty * The impairment has a substantial and long term impact on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
For the impairment to have enough impact, it must have more than a minor effect on someone’s ability to do everyday
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