Equality & Diversity


Promoting equality and respecting diversity are central to life today. To provide care and support that meets the needs of everyone you have to understand what these terms mean and take account of them in your work.


Equality is about treating people alike according to their needs. You should make sure that everyone is given equality of opportunity.

For example, you may need to give information in different formats (for example Braille) or make sure there is access to a building for an individual in a wheelchair.

Diversity can be described as ‘difference’. All individuals are different; the many different parts of a person’s character and identity make them unique.