Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity
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Name: john Braithwaite
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
• Personal, social and cultural identities.
As in most communities we have varied interests young people early teens seem to favour socialising that could be on the internet or the local pub were as older people may go to bingo most interest seem to be social media in the young and older people like myself like fishing horse riding most people of both ages young and old have a Christian beliefs but this is only in my local area life styles are from a working class area of my town Blackpool as a very high unemployment rate most of which effects the young people 16-25 year old and people 40-65 this as not helped by the decline in season trade over the last twenty years or more. Blackpool is known for its famous land marks like the tower and please beach we also have a high volume of polish people living in the area , muslin people like in most areas and we as people try to work and understand there religions the best we can we also support mixed communities and there places of worship sinagogs Our life styles are pretty much like most northern towns but we do have a big problem with teenage drug users in the town, also we have the largest mental health problems of any town in the North West area and crime rate is also above average
Mixed religion town but we have catholic churches, methodise churches and Pentecostals the area also as a mosk the area still try’s to hold good old family values but there is a high percent of one parent families in the areas also a lack of social housing
Blackpool seems to becoming a retirement town as most the area is of people over the age of 65 as stated before at the other end of the scale there is also a lots of children of nursery age I e under 5 years old and the rest of people aged 25 to 50 and most out of work
We are a seasonal town at one time most people did work, in this trade but we have had a decline over the years and the lifestyles now seem to be stag and hen parties which causes the local police a lot of trouble dealing with it and also had put a lot of people out of work as the hotels are not as busy as once was
Personal, social and cultural identities
Social is mostly made up of teenage lads drinking on street corners; this can cause conflicts with other cultures in the area and often leads to racist fighting. The community try’s to overcome this as we have mixed race community centres and staffs the council also help by running local mixed projects to bring the area as one town
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
Personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them We all have our...