Debbie Equality And Diversity

2161 words 9 pages
Alise Clark

Promoting Equality and Diversity of Service Users in a Care

The society that we now live in has become increasingly more diverse over the years. A reflection of how diverse our communities now are is in our care settings, carers now have to be proactive in equally and fairly treating everybody in their care, despite having such varied people in their care environment.
People such as Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Social
Workers and other people who work in care are the people that need to have the understanding that treating everyone equally is most the most important factor to having a positive relationship with
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It can be difficult for workers to provide equal care for service users as individuals have their own wants, needs and preferences in places of care. By law health and social care places need to have policies and procedures in place that

ensure that their service users are being fairly treated. They would be specific to that placement and be clear about what is and what is not acceptable when caring for people. Another piece of legislation which is used to protect service users from inequality is the Equality Act 2010, it covers all things that can be different about someone such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, appearance, country of origin, religion, whether they has a disability and also in their opinions and beliefs. The act outlines that everyone in society needs to be treated with fairness and respect. Recognising Diversity.
Diversity means understanding and recognising that everybody in our society is different from each other. Where equality focuses on meeting different people’s needs in an appropriate way diversity is accepting different people in our communities and acknowledging their different needs


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