Equality and Diversity

3: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SHC 53)

1 Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility
1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility:
In looking at this model I have found that many people have views that based on discrimination and prejudice they are embedded in today’s society, the attitudes and the surrounding environment often focuses on what a person lacks in terms of disability and focuses on condition or illness or a person’s lack of ability. To combat this prejudice within making space we use person centred care planning it is my responsibility to promote the use of this and to ensure that the support workers who deliver it are fully trained to do so. It is also vital that they have a good understanding of the model in order for them to work effectively with a service user.
Person centred care planning – views the person as individual and unique and places the person at the centre of their care whether this is physical, psychological, social, spiritual qualities, abilities, interests, preferences or needs. Offering the person full involvement in there care and input into completing their support plan is a vital part of person centred care. It is also vital that all care and support is personalised and that individuals are supported to have control over their own life .
As a manager I am responsible for ensuring that the ethos within my team promotes equality and diversity every day, that the Support that is delivered within making space and any partnership working exercises good practice in this area this could be through training, policy and procedures, support plans, health files, as well as having a good understanding of equality & diversity. The staff are all expected to work in line with the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act 2005. Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998,
1.2 Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and...