I could support equality and inclusion in my day to day work by involving everyone in activities and and making them feel included. I could also have chats with the service users to make them feel comfortable and feel that someone cares and is there for them when they feel down and know that they can talk to me when ever they want.
I could reduce discrimination by challenging it and making sure that the person that discriminates realises it is the wrong thing to do and that they shouldn't do it again as it hurts peoples feelings, by telling them in a calm and professional manner.
I would also reduce physical barriers so if someone needed to move something out their way but couldn't move it themselves, I would move it for them so they can gain access to where they want to go.
I also promote the service users dignity such as when they need to go to the toilet I would close the door so no one can see them and also when they are getting washed and dressed I would close the curtains for their privacy.
I would promote their rights and choices, by letting them wear what they want and do what they want if necessary as they may need a risk assessment if wanting to go out somewhere.
Describe how you can challenge discrimination
If I was challenging discriminatory behaviour I would report it to my supervisor and I would also let the person that discriminated against me know by telling them in a calm and professional manner.
Also if a person was on activities and only did activities with the women service users and not the male service users, I would then approach that person and discuss why they won't do activities with the male service users and explain how it is discriminating against the male service users.
Having staff training could also help challenge discrimination as it will show you if the situation really needs challenging, and how you