Unit 4222-303 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 1: Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion

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Unit 4222-303 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Outcome 1: Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
1. Explain what is meant by:
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.
Equality – Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the
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The Blue Badge parking scheme is organised by the local council and Llanerchrugog Hall is a participant; the scheme allocates permits for parking spaces that are often wider and closer to the destination e.g. supermarket entrance. This scheme promote equality by addressing the needs of those with disabilities that effect their mobility and by participating in the scheme we are making a conscious effort to bring service user’s needs in line with able bodied people who can walk longer distances. Inclusive practice can support diversity through a variety of means from the way kitchens operate by including kosher and halal meats, to the facilitation of prayer space for colleague/service user religious beliefs.

Outcome 2: Be able to work in an inclusive way
1. Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role
I generally believe in treating all people as I would like to be treated, with respect and courtesy; as a carer I regularly deal with two different groups of people – service users and colleagues. A consistent part of my job is to meet the needs of service users who would fall under the disabilities characteristic in the Equality Act 2010.
Legislation that applies to my work role is outline in the company Equality policy and
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