Essay on Social Care Settings

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QCF Unit 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.
Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
1. explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination
2. describe the potential effects of discrimination
3. explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity.
Outcome 2 Understand how to work in an inclusive way
1. describe key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settings
2. explain the possible consequences of not actively complying with
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For example, a care home organises an outing to a local cafe but there is no disabled access so persons who require a wheel chair cannot attend the outing.

1.2 Discrimination whether directly or indirectly can have an effect on an individual’s and those surrounding them. The effects can vary and are dependent on the individual and their ability to cope with given situations. Some of the effects include:
Disempowerment, an individual feels that they have less power or confidence to make choices and shape their own lives. This feeling of disempowerment can come from discriminatory practices or policy within a care setting such as poor communication, not implementing a complaints procedure or not following a person centred approach in regards to care planning.
Low self-esteem, which contributes to an individual’s sense losing their identity. If an individual is dependent on others to meet their basic needs and feel they do not have a choice they can feel they have lost who they are and feel useless which provokes emotions and feelings that they do not have any one
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who cares for them there by straining relationships within family and social groups. Individuals can begin to isolate themselves and lose connections which support them because they do not feel worthy.
Marginalisation, individuals are devalued and labelled