* Provide operational information to ensure that everyone can do their job as well as possible and to assist in the general running of the organisation
My responsibility as a care worker is to be aware of the various policies and legislations that will facilitate good practice when supporting my clients to access services and facilities. I am also expected to monitor and evaluate the service provided to ensure it is meeting the needs of the client.
Diversity- recognises that all though people have thing in common they are also different in many ways. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors which include personal characteristics such as backgrounds culture, by recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
It is important to remember that everyone is different and has their own individual experience. In some cases a diagnosis will not be made until, for example the individual is in their 60’s having worked all their life, got married and had a family, but obviously always feeling like a bit of an outsider. Others are obviously very different to other children from an early age and need alot of specialists, help and support – as do the parents.
Key legislations and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settings are:
diversity - It means that we are all different from each other. Whether it is our gender, height, weight, ethnic background, religion, beliefs, our personalities, disabilities or sexuality.
There are also important responsibilities of workers in the health and social care sectors which underpin the support of individual service users to make sure that the individual rights are maintained.
Diversity can be defined as ‘the state of being diverse’. Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising
Promote the independence of residents while protecting them as far as possible form danger and harm
Diversity means to value and respect the differences and individuality of people. This means to embrace the differences between people and to treat a person’s race, culture, religious beliefs, age, sexual orientation, gender, physical and mental characteristics etc. with respect.
Diversity is to value that we are all unique and yet similar. We have different needs, interests, learning styles, language and personality etc.
Diversity – In the literal sense the word ‘diversity’ means different. Through diversity we recognise the uniqueness of the individual and value these differences. Diversity can consist of factors which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style. However, certain characteristics are protected under discrimination such as gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, disability and age.
1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting.
Diversity- The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about
b) To ensure that suitable and adequate shelter, suitable and adequate food, reasonable national minimum living wage, old age care and pensions, and unemployment, sick benefits and welfare of the disabled are provided for all citizens;