Unit 503 Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Shc53)

Unit 503 Champion equality, diversity and inclusion (SHC53)  
1. Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility |
1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility | The main principles which influence my work and practices at Sycamore Lodge include treating residents and staff with fairness, ensuring and equal opportunities ethic exists at all time and the respect of their rights, privacy, individuality, independence, dignity and respect.   My management style involves the encouragement of service users and employees to respect the diversity Sycamore provides; encouraging the   empowerment of service users, the equality of care, individual rights, individual choice, acceptance, confidentiality, redress, person-centred practice, wishes and needs, supporting privacy and dignity, allocating resources, current codes of practice, partnership working, quality assurance systems, protection from abuse and harm, support and attention for individuals, family, friends, Carers, groups and communities, the European Union, local government, unions, meeting national minimum standards, responding to national initiatives, complaint procedures   There are 2 main models of practice underpinning equality diversity and inclusion: the “equal opportunities model” and the “difference and diversity model”.The Equal Opportunities model which requires everyone to be treated in the same way and not treated differently on the basis of irrelevant criteria. It requires all disadvantages and barriers should be removed where possible and positive interventions implemented to nullify disadvantages caused by barriers. PROS: it identifies barriers it actively works to overcome them CONS: it is based on laws and regulations it may be very intrusive and impose penalties The Difference and Diversity Model requires differences in people to be recognised and valued and the differences to be celebrated and not to be...