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1. What is meant by diversity?

Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences.

2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: •Interests
Beliefs
Ages
Lifestyles
Personal, social and cultural identities.

I live in a town called Braintree in Essex. The community has about a population of about 40,000 people that live here and it is set to rise as they build new houses.

In my community, we have all sorts of people of different ages who come from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Most of the houses are semi-detached, that are privately owned and some flats with young couples and single tenants. The older generation lives in well-kept housing.

InterestsThere is a wide range of interest within the community such as gym class, walking to the local parks, children playgrounds, shopping centre, basket ball and tennis courts, library, banks and many local restaurants offering choice of foods such as Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine. The local pub is very family friendly. BeliefsThere are diverse beliefs and religion in the community as there are Christians, Muslims, Hindu and Atheists living together within the neighbourhood, as well as people of different sexual orientation as well AgesThe community is mostly made up of the elderly, young couples, families with babies, school children, working age people due to the fact that Braintree train station is the end of the train track LifestylesThe area is mainly made up of middle working class and pensioners. Personal, social and cultural identitiesAs we have low level of crimes and anti social behaviour, we have strong feelings of belonging. Attractive buildings and clean environment makes us feel at home

3. Explain how the variations in...
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