Unit 303

Unit 303: Principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion in adult social care settings.

Outcome 1
Diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination are all subjects that relate to an adult social care setting. Diversity, equality and inclusion are three features you would expect to be at the forefront of a care service provider, that meets legislation that support an individual’s right, to be an individual. Diversity relates to the fact that there are many different individuals that are different, that may have various self beliefs, religions, possibly even cults, that should be respected, as they have the right to do and believe whatever they want. Equality relates to the notion that everyone , no matter who they are, where they are from or what they believe, should be treated equally and fairly, without discrimination. Inclusion in a health and social care setting is the notion that an individual who is being supported, has a right to be involved in any decision being made about their life. This doesn’t mean they can be given exactly 100% what they want, as some things may not be in their best interest, or physically aren’t possible, but to include them at least, is required. Discrimination can be found when the above topics aren’t met or respected. For example, it can mean treating one individually unequally or unfairly than another individual, because they perhaps are different; they may believe in a certain religion, like certain things or have certain opinions about people, or groups of people. If discrimination was to happen towards an individual, it can make them very discomforted. It can be extremely upsetting, can make them feel small, and can directly impact an individual’s mental health.

To include an individual is essential when making decisions that impact their lives, and are about them. Inclusion should be key no matter who the individual is or what they are as a person. For example, if an individual believes in certain religions others...