Level 5 Health and Social Care 503

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UNIT 503 Learning outcome
Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility
1.1.1 There are two models that link with equality, diversity and inclusion, the first one is the social model of disability which views discrimination and prejudice as being embedded in today’s society, their attitude’s and their surrounding environment. The social model focuses on who the adult is as person not what their disability or diagnosis is, the focus is on how to improve and empower the individual’s life and lead a more independent life as possible. The second model is the medical model of disability which views adults has having an impairment or lacking in some way, this model focuses on impairments that the adult has and
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• The organisation is predominately white with its origins from the Christian Brothers established in Belgium. Their principles for caring for orphaned children and children with disabilities.
• As a manager it is important to ensure that people are given the opportunity to make informed decisions

Burke, B. Clifford, C. (2009) Anti-Oppressive Ethics and Values in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan
• Organise different cultural days /celebrations
• Recruit more volunteers from cultural background
• Out reach work with other cultures and religions allowing people to gain insight into how other people live.

4 Be able to manage the risks presented when balancing individual rights and professional duty of care.

4.1 The people I am responsible for have varying degrees of learning disabilities therefore their level of understanding in some cases is limited owing to their life experiences.
• The majority of people have never had the opportunity to make informed decisions. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states that you can make decisions acting in persons best interests.
• Duty of care ensuring a person is not put at risk and keeping people safe. It is difficult for some staff to understand the power they hold and
• don’t always make the best decision


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