503 Champion Equality

Unit 503 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion.

1 Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility.
1.1 Explain the models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility.
There are two models that link with equality, diversity and inclusion, the first one is the social model of disability which views discrimination and prejudice as being embedded in today’s society, their attitude’s and their surrounding environment. The social model focuses on who the adult is as person not what their disability or diagnosis is, the focus is on how to improve and empower the individual’s life and lead a more independent life as possible. The second model is the medical model of disability which views adults has having an impairment or lacking in some way, this model focuses on impairments that the adult has and finding and acknowledging ways to correct them.
The client group at my current place of work are elderly adults. Both the social and medical model has an impact on their daily life. The company ethos is to encourage the people we care for to remain independent and enable them to lead a normal life as possible. This is done by providing and engaging them in their own individualised care plans and asking their opinions on what they like how they like it etc. allowing them to make informed choices for them self and whether they have the capacity to make these decisions.
My role as a Manager is to ensure that any anti- discrimatory practice is promoted as a key value within our organisation. To raise staff awareness about equality diversity, and inclusion. To encourage conversations and debate and devising ways that empower rather than to disable.

1.2 Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and inclusion.
Barriers to inclusion and equality include;
  * Race
  * Age
  * Gender
  * Disability
  * Sexual Orientation
  * Religion or Belief.

The barriers that can and will effect...