Health and Social Care

Promoting equality and diversity in the society can be a benefit since it can reduce crime and conflict in the field of work and there will be more effective workforce. Understanding the diversity of society can lead to a more appropriate delivery of services. Diversity is often looked at as a force that creates growth, achievement and equality for individuals from all backgrounds within the workplace.
Diversity is aimed to create positive opportunities for the society, it creates great improvement of sharing ideas and solving problems. A diverse workforce can be a hardworking and highly competitive workforce. Therefore service providers will bring different skills, knowledge, behaviours and beliefs with them to care setting. Diversity should be accepted in health and social care setting, because it allows individuals to respect and value the differences between them and others around them.
Equality is treating individuals equally, no matter their skin color, religion, age, sex and background. There are acts that ensure that every individual is preserved equally, one of these acts is Equal Pay Act 1970. This act states that individuals cannot be paid at a lower rate of pay because of their gender.
Every individual has the right to life and the right to have freedom. They also have the rights to live in a society without being abused or frightened because of their beliefs, gender, sexuality, disabilities and race. The Human Right Act 1998 promotes the right that individuals have. The act protects individuals by law, for instance the state is required to investigate any suspicious deaths.