Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
It is the understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. These can range from race, gender, sexuality, Socio-economics, age, religion, nationality, political beliefs and ideologies.
Diversity can be when a service user wants to go to a certain type of church/mosque/temple and the service should provide staffing for that person to go to the preferred place based on religious beliefs.
Equal rights for people regardless of what factors they might have that is different. People of all sex, religion etc must be treated as equals.
A service user should never be excluded from partaking in certain activities/meals due to sex, religion or disability.
Being involved in society, making sure all have opportunities to work or take part in social activities even though they may have a disability. e.g. Mental health problems.
Taking service users to use the train, shopping, bowling, swimming and helping them to access the community. Working on a person centred plan.
Treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favour or against, a person based on the group, class or category to which that person or thing belongs.
An example of discrimination could be along the line of racial remarks, or making a distinction about someone due to a certain group setting.
A potential effect on someone who has been discriminated could be depression. This could make them feel guilty, helplessness, sadness and in extreme cases, potential suicidal thoughts.
Another potential effect could be social exclusion. The person may choose to withdraw themselves from a social company.
A potential effect of discrimination could be conflict. If someone was to discriminate (for whatever reason) towards a family then you might find that the family...