Discrimination and Social Care Service Essay

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Discriminatory practices have a very negative effect on people who are being cared for. First of all children that resort to crime due to lack of support from the services that they are receiving and this lack of support and poor guide in leading their lives might lead them to be discriminated against, as they might have not got any education or limited education. This discrimination will affect these children mentally as they will feel that wherever they go people are looking at them and backbiting. Backbiting meaning that people are pointing fingers at them and talking about them behind their backs.

This will affect these children as they may have been in care, and this discrimination will affect them both mentally and physically. Mentally being that it might drive them crazy, or they can go into depression and physically meaning that their behaviour will change negatively and also they might pick up on health issues.

Furthermore a third of homeless children do not have a school to go to. This discrimination practice will affect these children negatively as they will be laughed at and bullied. They might be bullied by individuals who have a home and do attend school; they will be called names and teased. This bullying will affect them negatively as this might lead them to have health issues such as depression, and also the 60% of the homeless people who have mental health problems, this discrimination affect them more as their mental health issues might consist of attention span or anger management. This anger management can affect their daily life style and can lead their health status to get worse. And due to them being homeless and discriminated against they might be restricted to certain services which they require.


Marginalisation is when people feel that they are not part or feel excluded from thee main group in society. For example: People in homophobic situations and children with HIV/ ADIS. These individuals feel like that they are not part of society and feel like they have been excluded (feel unwelcomed and feel like an outcast).

Many interesting cases of marginalisation have been published in the journal of social work. Some of these cases consist of individuals with mental problems, depression, divorces and also alcohol and drug addicts.
For example the 1950 markathism. These individuals had to keep everything hidden. They were labelled the secret society and they hid in nursing homes.

However in health and social care no one should feel insignificant or marginalised. No one should feel marginalised no matter what their background, culture, sexual orientation or health status. So in in other words, no matter what circumstance no one should be marginalised in health and social care.


Disempowerment in when an individual or group feels less confident. Many people fight against discrimination, but due to disempowerment they lose the will power to fight and stand up for themselves and their rights. This disempowerment effects the health services as it can lead to severe health issues such as depression and