Hnd Level 5- Unit 9
1.1 Explain how current legislation and sector skills standards influence organisational policies and practices for promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care services
All health providers have the responsibility to work within a legal framework, this means that health care providers have the obligation to respect service users rights and treating them equally. The law relating to equality includes, Human Rights Act 1998, Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000, Sex discrimination Act 1975 and 1986, Disability discrimination Act 1995.
The Equality Act is a legislation that is in …show more content…
Recreation is any type of activity that is refreshing and relaxing which person wants to participate because it gives them pleasure. Everybody needs recreational activity whether a person is experiencing health problems. People who are living in nursing home or hospital deserves to have a recreational activities simply because they have health or social care needs. Health care providers who wish to provide holistic care must identify first the preferences of the service users. Their physical , emotional ,and social skills and abilities must be assessed. Making general assumptions is called stereotyping. It’s not beneficial and even discriminatory. For example, it is unlawful to assume that the person would be interested in ballroom dancing or going on trips simply because they are retired over 65 years of age. It is vital to treat each service user as an individual and find out their social interest before planning any activity program for them.
However, there are many activities that can be adapted to make them accessible to the people who have lost some skills who required support to participate as long as the activities are appropriate to the service user’s needs so they have realistic chance to participate.
In the care home where i work, upon admitting the service users we have to discussed and assessed their care needs and activities of living. We considered ways of supporting