Unit 1 Equality and Diversity

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1. What is meant by diversity?
Diversity refers to the fact that we are all different. Even though people have many things in common diversity recognises that people also have a lot of differences. This can be differences in religion, age, gender, beliefs and many more things we come across in daily life.

2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of:
• Interests
• Beliefs
• Ages
• Lifestyles
• Personal, social and cultural identities.

In the community I live in there are lots of variations of people. Most of the people who live on my street have children but there is also a lesbian couple and an American family. There are a few married couples who live opposite
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Likes and dislikes

Shane likes to play football, video games and read funny books. He does not like spiders and vegetables.
Values and beliefs

Shane has no religious beliefs. He values his family, his dog and his work.

7. Describe yourself in terms of:
• Personal interests
Religion / culture
• Geography.
I like to read books, play games with my son and go for walks. My main interest in life, apart from my family, is working in Health and Social care as I have a real passion for helping people and helping them overcome any problems they may have, no matter how big or small.
I have no religious beliefs but was christened as child. I am British but also a ¼ Irish and ¼ German. I don’t know a lot about my German culture as I have no contact with the German part of my family.
I live in North Yorkshire which is a beautiful place, in some areas, and there is plenty to do. I would love to live somewhere that is hotter but home is home. I live with my partner and my son who is 5 in a lovely 3 bedroom house. There are some lovely people in our area and lots of family around us too.

8. What is meant by having multiple identities? Give three examples in relation to people you know.

Example 1:
Tasha is a part time nursery nurse at KinderCare day nursery, but it also a full time mother to two children and a carer for her grandmother.

Example
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