Unit 203

Unit 203
1.1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1.2, 1.3
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care setting
  1. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion, define what is meant by:
Diversity – is about differences that people bring to society such as: different perspectives ways of thinking and different approaches to everyday work and life. Also people differ from each other such as: appearance, gender, race, culture, ability, talent and beliefs
Equality – treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. For example, an individual not able to mobilize efficiently but has been told they can’t use the lift they have to use the stairs like everyone else. This is not a great way to cater to the individuals needs and can be a way of making them feel unequal to others.
Inclusion – making people feel included, to make them feel valued and respected no matter their ethnicity, gender, disability, culture, age, religion etc. It’s about giving equal opportunities and access, to include a group not leaving anyone out.
Discrimination – is the result of unequal or excluding behaviour, in the treatment of one group or person in less or more favourable way than another on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age or any other prejudges.

  2. Describe how direct or indirect discrimination may occur in the work setting
Direct discrimination is intended by an individual usually due to a person’s background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation and age. This can occur in a care home by a service provider only supporting a female, only support someone of their own culture, refuse to give personal care to males or not include everyone in a group activity etc.

Indirect discrimination is unintended by an individual. This can occur in a care home by a service provider by thinking everyone drinks tea so only offer tea, by giving a service user a shower daily but not offering a...