NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Unit 4: Living in Diverse Communities
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Name: Rano Raynor Gakhal-Heron
1. Describe a range of appropriate investigative methods that can be used to explore diversity in a community. Range of age, Sex male to female ratio, Different religion/faiths, marital status marriage & divorce statistics. Ethnicity how many types of ethnic minority there are within the Sandwell Area a method to reseacrh the types of differences could be undertaken by investigating by observation by one or more observer. This could occur at a specific place, such as a local high street, over a particular timescale such as peak times lunchtime for example, after school finishes on a specific date. The researchers would then observe passers-by, noting their differences and utilising an observation sheet in order to place them into specific categories, for example age range and gender, or gender and ethnicity. Creating a simple questionaire would also be effective that way you would collect information from numbers of passers by which would possibly provide more deffinitive answers.
An alternativ you can directly observe not only the residents of the community, but the area and its features to indicate diversity. Physical signs of diversity by observing, for example, the different places of worship available which may include a Sikh Temple, Mosque, Mass or Church Of England Church this may be an indicator indicator of the different beliefs in the community; different sports venues and social venues where the community gather to participate in different activities or pursue specific interests and lifestyles. Different types of schools could indicate different beliefs or even local restaurants such as Indian, Chinese, Italian, Bangladeshi or Jamaican. Questionaire's may also be devised by a market research company which could be handed to the most accessible places such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Council House. This would be an expensive method and information may not be accuarte as all people whio have been handed the questionaire may not choose to complete it.
2. Using one (or more) of the methods you outlined in Question 1, describe the extent of diversity that exists within your community. You should illustrate your work with some actual data such as statistics or desktop research. Statistics for Sandwell area Oldbury, West Midlands on religion Sandwell - total 24492
Christian - 3892
Buddhist - 4
Hindu - 158
Jewish - 2
Muslim - 6310
Sikh Persons - 11744
Other religion - 18
No religion - 896
The information has been provided by my local authority data has been collected from the number of people that entered the Sandwell Council for services which can range anything from education to benefit services the figures were assessed over a 6 week period to collate information for the census report there is a mixed community here.
3. Using one (or more) of the methods you outlined in Question 1, describe the range of services and agencies that exist within your local community to support diversity.
Sandwell Homes - has a team of Support Officers who provide short term support to vulnerable people in their own homes in each of the six towns in Sandwell. You do not need to be a Sandwell Homes tenant to get support.
Ideal For All - is a not for profit company and registered charity run by disabled people for disabled people in Sandwell. We provide a...
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