Assignment Overview: Individuals have a wide & diverse range of demands & care needs. The aim of this assignment is to make a better understanding of these demands & needs within the health & social care service system …show more content…
For instance 7% people considered people with disabilities as getting in the way; this percentage was 9% in 2009.In 2009, 85 % people considered disabled people as their equal while 77 % people did the same in 2005. (British Social Attitude Survey, 2009)
With positive changes in overall perception of individuals with special needs, came positive changes in the perceptions of special needs. Many health & social care services have been introduced. The concepts of special needs have become more service user oriented. In many cases the concerns of the young & children service users with specific needs are now given priority over their guardian’s because of the service user movement. A wide range of services are provided by community mental health teams to individuals with challenging behaviors. The service users choices are considered valuable while providing these services & co-operation between the service users & providers are ensured. All these changes, modifications reflect the positive changes in perception of special needs. The introduction & gradual reformation of the Mental Health Act, The Social Model of Disability reinforces these changes in perception.
Task 1 B: (AC: 1.3)
Legislations, social policies have paved the way for the establishment of equal position of the individuals with special needs in the society. The Special Educational Needs & Disability Act 2011