Diploma 3 Health and Social Care

Bonnie Hickey

                    Unit 22: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

1:1 Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities.
The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination. It provides legal rights for you in the areas of:
    • employment
    • education
    • access to goods, services and facilities
    • buying and renting land or property
The Equality Act 2010 also protects your rights if you have an association with a disabled person, eg; a carer or parent.
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Act sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that individuals in the UK have access to. They include:

    • Right to life

    • Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment

    • Right to liberty and security

    • Freedom from slavery and forced labour

    • Right to a fair trial

    • No punishment without law

    • Respect for your private and family life, home and correspondence

    • Freedom of thought, belief and religion

    • Freedom of expression

    • Freedom of assembly and association

    • Right to marry and start a family

    • Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms

    • Right to peaceful enjoyment of your property

    • Right to education

    • Right to participate in free elections

The disability Discrimination Act.
If you are disabled, or have had a disability, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) makes it unlawful for you to be discriminated against in:

    • employment

    • trade organisations and qualifications bodies

    • access to goods, facilities and services

    • the management, buying or renting of land or property

    • education.

There are also DDA regulations dealing with buses, coaches and trains, which set out access standards for those...