Legislation ensures support is put in place to help with financial and physical needs. Helps ensure action is taken against people who discriminate others. Helps to recognise a person’s disability and ensures they have access to the same resources and activities that a person without disabilities has access to. Also makes it against the law to discriminate against people with a disability.
Human Rights Act 1998 – is an Act that gives legal effect in the UK to certain fundamental rights and freedoms contained in
The key legislations include , Human Rights Act 1998 , Mental Capacity Act 2005 , Adults and Incapacity Act 2000 , Mental Health Act 1995 , Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Carers Equal Opportunities Act 2004.Each and every
For many people risk is an accepted part of everyday life. Every day activities such as catching the bus, travelling on holiday, playing football, setting up home and starting a family all carry some element of risk. Risk plays a part in our health, safety, security, well-being, employment, education, daily activities, using resources and equipment and in community participation. But some adults, for example disabled people or older people, are often discouraged from taking risks. Traditionally they are not encouraged to take
The equality act 2010 protects everyone from discrimination in their work place and all together in the society. It has replaced previous antidiscrimination laws, making the law different so it is easier to understand and making the protection stronger in some situations. It helps those who are treated in an unlawful manner.
The Equality Act became law on the 1st of October, 2010, replacing prior legislation such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Broadly, it ensures regularity in what employers and employees are required to do to make their workplaces a fair environment, conform and abide with the law, defining the nine protected characteristics, Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion or belief, Sex, Sexual orientation
The Human Rights Act covers all human rights and ensures that all individuals have rights on their side and can take legal action against any organisation that disrespects these. Meaning that if a care giver does not respect the needs of the resident they are caring for, their company can get sued due to their lack of care standards. The act states that everyone has the right to life, meaning that any life support mechanism cannot be withdrawn unless a person is beyond doubt clinically dead. It also says that every person has the right to protection from inhuman and degrading treatment, for example humiliation and inappropriate or rough care. It also prohibits discrimination, meaning that people must not be discriminated against due to their age/ethnicity/gender etc. meaning everyone must be treated equally with the same level of high standards of care no matter who they are.
This piece of legislation applies to Winterbourne house as it outlines the importance of maintaining the rights of those suffering from a mental health disorder. Those suffering from a mental health disorder may suffer from low self esteem due to the fact that mental health disorders are still surrounded with a stigma. Those working closely with these individuals must ensure that they do not feel they are being discriminated against and must maintain their self confidence, self esteem and self respect.
The Equality Act (2010) is thought to be one of the most significant acts in promoting anti discriminatory behaviours by both employers and companies along with the rest of society. The Equality Act (2010) covers the Sex discrimination act, race relations act and also the disability discrimination and 6 other acts and regulation all in one and so this make it easier for everyone to understand their responsibilities and shows them how everyone is entitled to dignity and respect and gives individuals, greater protection from discrimination and to protect and also promote a fair and equal society (please see reference below).
I am going to evaluate the mental health act 1983 and how the act’s initiatives promotes anti-discriminatory practice and I am also going to compare the amended version in 2007 and how this has promoted anti-discriminatory practice and how it has improved people’s lives.
“are unable to safeguard themselves, their property, rights or other interests; are at risk of harm; and because they are affected by disability, mental disorder, illness or physical or mental infirmity, are more vulnerable to being harmed than others who are not so affected.” Scottish government. (2008)
Living Well action 3.5.5 requires all government agencies or community managed mental health organisations proving services to people with a mental illness to respond to the individual aspirations of clients to access education, training and employment. This is especially important in terms of the positive impact that employment can have on a person’s ability to maintain tenancy.
The mental health act is the law which allows someone to be admitted and treated in hospital against your own wishes (therefore detained). It’s known as being sectioned. For someone to be detained the relevant healthcare professionals have to agree that you suffer with a mental health disorder which is only treatable with you in hospital. Whilst in hospital, the service user will have an initial assessment, this will give the doctor insight on what medication and therapy is needed.
This essay is a critical analyse of the review element of a CPA carried out within the community learning disability team (CLDT) by myself and other professionals from both health and social care. For the purpose of confidentiality, all names and other identifying details has been kept anonymous, therefore, all names has been changed. CPA is a statutory framework established for the delivery of effective mental health care and it encompasses four crucial elements which includes a systematic assessment of health and social care needs, an agreed care plan, an assigned care coordinator and regular review to reconsider needs and change plans where necessary (Agnew, 2004). The reason for the CPA review is that the Care Act 2014, Section 27 states