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Impact of Welfare Provision Upon Social Groups Case Study

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1IMPACT OF WELFARE PROVISION UPON SOCIAL GROUPSCase study 1:In every period of life, mental health is important to live a sustainable life. Mental illnesscan affect the brain that insists a person’s way of thinking, mood, mentality and feelings. Due tosuch illness, a person lacks the ability to do regular activities and the ability to connect with otherpeople and the surroundings as well. There are different types of mental health issues andsymptoms vary from person to person (Rosenbaum, Tiedemann and Ward 2014.). In case ofSuzanne, a 29 years old woman, the Bipolar Disorder has hampered the lifestyle. According tothe diagnosis report, she experiences periods of extreme lethargy, depression, hypomania andsometimes severe mania as well. Bipolar disorder is characterized as a brain disorder that causesswing of mood of the patients from one extreme to another. The patient having Bipolar Disorderexperiences emotional distress and fails to maintain regular routines (Grunze 2015). The natureof exhaustive spending may lead to financial stress. Such person fails to maintain relationshipwith the family friends and surroundings as well. In some cases patient attempts suicide also(Latalova, Kamaradova and Prasko2014). 20% of the people that are suffering from BipolarDisorder complain to have depression (Edition 2013). Thus, the disorder was formerly known asManic Depression. To live with such a person is learning for the family and friends that how tomanage situations that can create symptoms within the patient and how to support the patient tofind effective way to counter the issue. Both the proper medication and the psychotherapy isneeded to cure the disorder. Normally the illness takes an average period of 10 years to be curedcompletely (Grunzeet al. 2013). Apart from the problems that can be cured through medicalprocess, the patient has to face many social problems. Social barriers are one of the mainobstacles in the way of curing mental health issues. Due to exhaustive spending, one could sufferfrom poverty. It is not always that the family will support the patient in this situation and this
2IMPACT OF WELFARE PROVISION UPON SOCIAL GROUPSmay lead to the family breakdown. In some cases, the patient has to face social discriminationand unequal access in the workplace. Due to some prejudice in the society, the patient suffersfrom social exclusion and relative deprivation (Corker 2013). Social welfare provision refers tothe services provided to the people in need with in a community, for example, providing healthyenvironment, proper healthcare services, providing help to the people suffering from illness orany disability, child care and protect the right of individuals (Munn-Gidding and Winter 2013).The purpose of welfare provisions is to support and protect such persons from impairment.Services provided by the social welfare provision include providing protection from socialdiscrimination, support the patient when there is no support provide by family, relatives andfriends, providing proper health care support and financial support in case of needy people. Theresponsible authority for providing social welfare is the ministry of human resource and socialsecurity. Such services also provided by local authorities. However, there are some negativeaspects of social welfare provisions that are creating trust issue within the community. In manycases, the service providers fail to understand the central needs of the patients. In most of thecases, they prefer to send a mentally misbalanced patient to the asylum, which is not alwaysnecessary. The welfare service and mental health is correlated. It is important to provideservices to improve mental health of the population that lead to the reduction of negative effectsof welfare dependence. In order to provide such services, there are many policies known associal welfare policies that help to provide better standard of living. One of such policy is TheHuman Rights Act, that was implemented in the year 1998. The act provides equal right to theperson with mental health issue (Richards 2017). The Equality Act, 2010, provides protectionfrom social discrimination and deprivation for the person who is mentally disabled to performthe regular activities (Bryson 2017). Implementation of such law is beneficial for the patients and
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