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Question: Unit 503 – Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
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1.1, 1.2, 1.3

3.1, 3.2, 3.3

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Answer: According to Web Finance (2016) equal opportunities is when people are treated the same no matter what age, sex, race, religion, ability, etc. they are. Citizens Advice (2016) states that the Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination, this discrimination could be due to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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The models of practice which underpin equality, diversity and inclusion are the medical model and the social model of disability. The medical model sees the disability as the issues, for example if an individual who is a wheelchair user could not access a setting due to there being stairs, the medical model would state this is because of the wheelchair and not because there is stairs. Whereas the social model would see the stairs as the issue as they are disa...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2367
  • Date submitted: July 29, 2017
  • Date written: February, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8083

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