K101 Tma 04

Nicole Cole (C7846486)

K101 TMA 04 Part A

Discuss what diversity means and five some examples that you have encountered in Block 3. Discuss how neighbourhood-based health and social care services can meet people's different needs.

The term diversity within health and social care means that we aim to treat everybody with equality and fair treatment regardless of any factors including age, race, gender, sexual orientation or appearance.   Diversity is presented as a positive within neighbourhood-based health and social care as is focus's on everybody and there specific needs.   Disability for example can have an effect on a persons opportunities   in life as they me be at a higher risk of injuries and abuse certainly within a workplace.   An example of diversity I have encountered in Block 3 is Jimmy Lappin (Unit 7) who was deprived of a family as a young boy due to being labelled as mentally handicapped so spent most of his childhood years at Lennox Castle.   Also Mina (Unit 10)   was denied appropriate treatment   as she was misdiagnosed because her language and culture affected how she communicated with health professionals that were there to help her.

Where we live can affect our well being as our health can be influenced by our surroundings and the neighbourhood that we live in.   A neighbourhood is a community setting which can have a massive impact on peoples health, self confidence and general outlook on their lives.   In this essay I will look more closely at   both negative and positive impacts that neighbourhoods can have on the people who live in them by looking at Thornhill as it has been identified as being one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England.   Most people's whole aspects of their lives including health and social care are carried out within the boundaries of there neighbourhood.

There are many families that do live in deprivation and poverty in today’s society with ever growing numbers due to lack of employment opportunities...