PRINCIPLES OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS.
It is about difference, and its value is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. There are so many ways in which people differ from each other.
-Promotion of individual rights.
It is about treating people fairly, regardless of their differences by ensuring that they have access to the same life opportunities as everyone else. People have equal opportunities as everyone else. People have equal opportunities for everything.
-Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job. Bonus is fixed according to proper performance based measurements.
It is about ensuring that there are no barriers that would exclude people or make it difficult for them to fully participate in society. People must be included in all aspects of life, not excluded from some of them because of an illness or disability.
- Providing a ramp to give wheelchair access to a building.
-Providing information in a range of languages and in audio format.
Discriminate people on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage persons self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. When people are affected by discrimination they experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. They are made to feel worthless and at less value than others.
When weekly menus are being planned at a day centre, if no account is taken of the religious and cultural needs of people, you should challenge this and suggest changes.
When individuals are affected by discrimination, they experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. They are made to feel worthless and of less value than others.
Their families could feel the impact experienced by the individuals. Families could feel that they are treated in the same way as others and would feel that they do not live in a equal society.
Wider society the discomfort, awkwardness, lost opportunities. This feeling could be reflected in various unhappy events in a society. It can include certain revolts and non participation in public responsibilities.
Those who discriminate will have the side effects of false superiority, and may be ashamed if challenged.
Promoting active participation- Active participation allows individual to realize their value and reduce isolation in such a way that an individual can gain self esteem which helps to reduce any form of abuse and discrimination.
Quick and effective complaint procedure-Quick, serious, and effective complaint procedure helps to let individual to know that how seriously the act has taken and the consequences of discrimination and it restrains people to engage.
Meetings and discussion: It helps to increase awareness and carefulness to discriminatory acts. Discussion and exercising this issue in day to day talks will help individual to challenge discrimination.
A social care worker must follow the legislation and cod of practice. There are so many Acts for the diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination. They are:
Equal pay Act 1970
Sex Discrimination Act 1975
Race relation Act 1976
Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005
Employment Equality Regulation 2006
Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
Equality Act 2006
Every social care worker must have a right to follow the legislation and code of practice. If we do not comply with any of the above laws, we can be answerable CQC and it can lead to eventual disciplinary action and suspension from the place of work.
Inclusive practice means supporting diversity by accepting to welcome people’s...
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