Unit Hsc038

Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care Or Children’s and
Young People’s Settings
Unit 3/SH33 or (EDI Unit CU1532)

Explain what is meant by Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Diversity can be described as celebrating differences and valuing everyone.
Each person is an individual with differences known or unknown and by
respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contributions which is beneficial
not only to the individual but also to the workplace. Diversity means to respect
each other’s differences regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, religion,
beliefs, talent, ability or culture.
Diversity means to have a variety within a group. When an organisation employs
people on their merits and capabilities, diversity is achieved. Diversity is about
recognizing individual as well as group difference, thus treating people as
individuals. By recognizing and understanding our individual differences and
embracing them, we can create a productive environment in which everybody
feels value. As a support worker I value diversity and treat service users in such
a way to meet their different needs.
Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. As a
support worker, every individual in my practice has the right to giving choice and
opportunity; respect and fairness. Treating each service user as an individual
allows this to happen.

Each unique individual has their own needs and requirements and it’s up to me
as a support worker to understand each individual characteristic and know how
to inspire them to be successful and feel equal in today’s contemporary society.
Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has
the opportunity to fulfill their potential. It is also about identifying patterns of
experience based on group identity and the challenging processing that limit
individual’s potential health and life chance. Equality is...