Eqality Diversity and Inclusion Unit 303

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion

Outcome 1

Diversity: diversity literally means difference; it recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different in many ways. Diversity is about recognising the differences; this includes the individual’s background, culture, and personality. By recognizing and understanding individual differences we may be able to create an environment where everyone feels valued.

Equality. Is often defined as treating everyone the same, But I believe it means treating people in a way that will meet there needs. Treating people equally can be unfair at times, because of diverse abilities. We should all have equal access and equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, and religion.

Inclusion: it means to be fully included, to make people feel valued and respected irrespective of ethnicity, gender, disability, medical or other need, culture, age, religion and sexual orientation. It is about giving equal access and opportunities, breaking down barriers and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance. Inclusion to me in my setting is about making every individual feel truly welcome, being offered a choice will enable the individual to feel empowered and have ownership of the decisions made, which will enable them to feel fully included. Valued, and respected. And allowing them to participate in all activities,  

​             1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination.

The potential effects of discrimination can be different for different people. The effects can be physical, emotional or a combination of both. For example individuals with disabilities may not be given a chance to join in with activities due to others thinking that their disability prevents them from being able to do so. For example : I work with a individual who has poor eyesight they likes to play a game of bingo, but others think because of there   poor eye sight that...