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Level 5 Unit 503 Essay

3070 words - 13 pages

Allyson Attward – December 2015
Level 5 – Unit 503
Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

Meaning of Equality:
The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities.
Meaning of Diversity:
The inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, colour, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation.
Meaning of Inclusion:
The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.

1.1) Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in your own area of responsibility:-
My role of Lead Senior Support Worker means I am responsible for ensuring the highest levels possible of equality by ...view middle of the document...

g. glasses, wheelchairs, dentures • Carry out moving and handling with the use of aids and equipment where required • Ensure relevant infection prevention and control procedures are followed at all times • Respond to any problems that may pose a risk to health, safety and wellbeing of customers or team members

Within the Duty of Care I have to be seen to complete the following:
Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to:
Always act in the best interest of individuals and others
Not act or fail to act in a way that result in harm
Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do.
As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.

The care workers code of conduct is another piece of legislation I follow:
1. Be accountable by making sure you can answer for your actions or omissions.
2. Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times.
3. Work in collaboration with your colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare, care and support.
4. Communicate in an open and effective way to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers.
5. Respect a person’s right to confidentiality.
6. Strive to improve the quality of healthcare, care and support through continuing professional development.
7. Uphold and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

By upholding the legislation and other implemented accts, it means I can carry out my job to my best ability whilst ensuring that I am seen to promote equalization. I am also able to ensure that everybody I work with and care for are given equality, diversity and inclusion each and every day.

1.2) Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and inclusion in your own area of responsibility:-
Inclusions, equality of opportunity and also anti discrimination are the central principles within the social care sector.
Barriers are the obstacles that prevent a service from delivering the best care / support possible, these can make things very difficult for other groups or individuals to access.

There are barriers amongst staff –
Lack of motivation
Development
Confidence
Morale
All of the above barriers make it very hard for a care staff member to provide the best care possible within the work place, to over come these barriers, I myself as a manager must take it to the person / staff member and find out what is causing the barriers, help to ascertain what can be done to solve the barrier of inclusion and equality.

There are barriers that can be seen with the people we care for –
Anxiety
Depression
Aggression
Inappropriate behaviours
Negative states

When the above barriers are...

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