Equality Diversity and Inclusiom

Definitions of Equality Diversity and inclusion:

Equality: all people must be treated equally, no matter their age, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or whether they have disability.
It is important to be respectful of each individuals own views. In addition, not judge or influence their decisions.
Be mindful of each individual’s beliefs and wishes as their’s is equally relevant as my own.

Diversity: taking into account that all individuals are different, the way a person is treated must be tailored to that individual. Their personal, cultural or religious needs, for example, must be met and respected.

Inclusion: to ensure everyone is included and not feel they are on the side lines or being ignored. A successful interaction where those who want to be involved can be and share their views.

There are also 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.

I am team leader for the London outreach team. Part of my responsibility is to ensure that all individuals, their families, friends, carers and members of staff.are treated equally.   I must be committed to promoting diversity and equality throughout our service and making this clear to clients, famillies, carers and other multi agencies as well.
I must be open to all individuals, their famillies, friends, members of staff and respectful towards them,...