Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings. 1.1)
* Diversity is essentially another word for different, it recognises that people are different and unique in many ways such as, personal characteristics, background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation and age. It means recognising and understanding individual’s differences and embracing them, to allow people feel more valued. * Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. For example, an individual not able to mobilise efficiently but has been told they can’t use the lift they have to use the stairs like everyone else. This is not a great way to cater to the individuals needs and can be a way of making them feel unequal to others. * Inclusion means making people feel included, to make them feel valued and respected no matter their ethnicity, gender, disability, culture, age, religion etc. Its bout giving equal opportunities and access, to include a group not leaving anyone out. * Discrimination means treating an individual differently because of their background, culture, personality, race, disability etc. Some people feel unable to act normally around a person they have a prejudice towards, they look down on them or treating them poorly, this is being discriminative. 1.2)
* Direct discrimination is intended by an individual usually due to a person’s background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation and age. This can occur in a care home by a service provider only supporting a female, only support someone of their own culture, refuse to give personal care to males or not include everyone in a group activity etc. * Indirect discrimination is unintended by an individual. This can occur in a care home by a service provider by thinking everyone drinks tea so only offer tea, by giving a service user a shower daily but not...
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