Unit 2 Health And Social Care Diversity Analysis

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For this assignment Iwill discuss what is the meaning of diversity and how neighbourhood based health and social care services meet peoples different needs to demonstrate this I will be using information taken from …............... Firstly I will start by discussing what diversity means, briefly outline what barriers to care services it can cause an then finish up with discussing neighbourhood based health and social care services. Diversity means variety, variety is what differentiates everything from being the same. In this case, we look at diversity between people, these differences can be race, age, disability, sexual orientation, class, gender and much more. Neil Thompson explains in his own words that “diversity(that is, variety and…show more content…
The wider influences on a persons ability to maintain health include their living and working conditions, food supplies and access to essential goods and services”.(Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health.1998, ‘Unit 9: Improving Health and Well-being in Neighbourhoods’, K101 Block 3: Diverse communities and resources for care, Milton Keynes, The Open University.…show more content…
Milton Keynes, The Open University.) . This was then intended to be achieved by involving the local community, which is why a community health group was organized so that local residents could have there say on what they thought the priorities for improving health should be , these were according to Sandra Jordan in (The Open University (2011) ‘DVD 1: Block 3 Unit 9, Video 9.3, Thornhill plus you’ [DVD], K101 An introduction to health and social care. Milton Keynes, The Open University.) , healthy eating, teenage pregnancies, midwifery and dentists. Following on from this quite a few services were opened up to the public these included Cooking pots a group of parents who meet once a week to learn about healthy living and cooking on a budget, midwifery setions for new and expectant mums to seek advice and discuss concerns, and a new Thornhill Healthy living centre was opened to bring together doctors,dentists and other health related services. Also alongside this funded by Thornhill plus you ran Motiv8 a scheme organises a wide range of sports and leisure activities for local residents of all ages. One resident Pauline Vaughan explains how joining a tai chi group after a stroke improved her health dramaticly and that she never misses a
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