Monday, December 30, 2019

Current Legislation And Sector Skills Standards Influence...

LEARNING OUTCOME 1 1.1 CURRENT LEGISLATION AND SECTOR SKILLS STANDARDS INFLUENCE ON RIGHTS OF SERVICE USERS According to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, a disabled person â€Å"has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. † Around 11 million people in the UK are living with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability with less than half employed. With developing technology, people with disabilities have become less dependent if not completely independent. For this reason, it is important to provide them the same opportunities like the rest of the population. Multiple laws have thus been enacted to ensure that disabled†¦show more content†¦These could include wheelchair ramps, documents translated to Braille, sign language interpreter, e.t.c. Further, occupational standard (National Occupational Standards) should not exclude the disabled persons. For example the national occupational standard of a receptionist should not require the candidate to have â⠂¬Å"full use of his/her legs†, if it does, it would be disqualifying any individual who does uses a wheelchair, thus discriminating against them. 1.2. FACTORS THAT PROMOTE AND MAXIMIZE THE RIGHTS OF USERS OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE After the rights of users of HSC have been establish, it is still possible for hindrances to occur. All parties concerned must strive to promote and maximize the rights however, as stipulated. The three main factors that promote and maximize these rights are as follows. A. Organization: For rights to be considered implemented, the relevant bodies have to put them in action. For example, where the Equality Act requires employers to make employment arrangements for disabled persons, the employer needs o state the availability of this in the job advertisement or application package to assure any disabled applicants that they will be well arranged for and can focus squarely on preparing for the actual interview. More so, in good practice, organizations small, medium or large must implement principles of equality and equal opportunity, confidentiality

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