creating equality

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How to promote equality of opportunity

How to promote equality in care settings

What is equality?

Equality is making sure that individuals or groups of individuals are treated equally and their specific needs are fulfilled, people should be treated equally regarding there race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Promoting equality means that no one is discriminated. Treating people from different races equally for example if there is a person from a Muslim background or a white a background, they should be all treated equally. Whether it's a girl or a boy they should be treated same.

How do we promote equality?

There are many ways we can promote equality. Treating all staff at work equally and fairly, this is so that no one is left out and everyone is able to participate. It is important that no one is discriminated.

It is important for care workers to promote equality, value diversity and respect the rights of service users.

There are various ways of how they can challenge discriminatory issues and practices in health and social care. One of the ways in which care worker can promote equality, value diversity and respect the rights of service users is to always put the patient/service user at the heart of the service provision. This means that the patients' individual needs will be met and achieved for example; a personal eating plan to a specific individual. Putting the service user at the centre of the provision generally makes a happier and healthier patient in all areas. Care workers can help achieve this by:

Understanding what it is like to use those services

Involving those who use the services in all aspects of their care and development at all levels

Providing people with the information they need to make informed choices...