Explanation- Being diverse is about being able to recognise differences e.g. people have different needs and may like things done differently to you or others in your care.
Example- A service user I have likes things done in a certain way when he gets up in the morning and gets upset when it is not done. He likes to use the toilet before he showers then when he is ready he likes to fill in his diaries before doing anything else and will not do anything else until he has done this.
Explanation- Equality is about treating people equally whatever their situation, making sure they know their rights and can access any opportunities according to their needs.
Example- A service user may need more attention than another e.g. .Mr C needs more time in the bathroom (50 minutes) in the morning than Mr D (30 minutes) but they need to be treated equally whatever time it takes to give the care needed.
Explanation- A service user must be included in every aspect of their daily living and included in all decisions about their care throughout the day.
Example- Mr C has bought an electric chair to use when out and about, he was included and his opinions asked when the support plan was written for the use of the chair and all his concerns were taken aboard and covered in the plan.
Explanation- Discrimination is when someone is treated differently depending on their appearance, disability or even just because they are slightly different to what people think is the norm.
Example- At a family wedding my sister-in-law (she has Downs Syndrome) who lives with us was made to sit with another family member which made her very uncomfortable as she did not get on with them, she was never asked where she would like to sit or who with and later became upset.
Effects of discrimination against an individual can have varying effects they can become angry and...