Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

Assignment 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

Task A Short answer questions
Ai   Explain in your own words what each term means. Give one example from care practice to illustrate your explanations.
• Diversity
Means to be different. We can all have the same interests and likes but we are also unique and different. As carers, we need to be aware of these differences as they can be visible and non-visible (visible- can be an individual’s race, sex, and age. Non-visible- can be disability, different experiences, and preferences.)
By recognising diversity we can better understand our service users and in turn provide a better environment for everyone.
• Equality
Means to treat individuals fairly and equally. To not exclude an individual for any reason.
Example: a carer has no religious beliefs but has been asked by a service user to go to church. This service user is blind and needs a carer with him when assessing the community. Due to carer not having an interest the service user misses out.
• Inclusion
Means to make sure all service users are involved, in activities or decision making. By using diversity and equality and to not be discriminatory against them.
Example: a carer is doing his support plan and is asking the service user what he would like to share and what he would like to write.
• Discrimination
This is the when an individual can be treated poorly by a carer or another service users .i.e. for their choices, race and disability.
Example- One service user has a tendency to make very loud noises and bite his own hands. Due to this some staff members don’t like taking this service user out into community. This is causing him to miss out. This is discrimination as he is being treated differently because of his learning disability.

Aii   For each of the following people/groups of people, describe two different possible effects of discrimination.
• An Individual
One effect is loss of self...