Social Policy and Contemporary Issues : Report

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SOCIAL POLICY ANDCONTEMPORARY ISSUES
TABLE OF CONTENTSTASK 2............................................................................................................................................1PORTFOLIO SECTION 3...............................................................................................................1i. Use of two various companies and explaining impact of media on implementation of theAct..........................................................................................................................................1ii. How might beliefs of individuals affect in positive and adverse direction on the servicesusers........................................................................................................................................1iii. How might individual behaviour impact positively and negatively on service users when itcomes to implementing this Act?...........................................................................................2PORTFOLIO SECTION 4...............................................................................................................3Introduction............................................................................................................................3Sources of information..........................................................................................................3Interpretation of Results........................................................................................................4Conclusion.............................................................................................................................6Bibliography...........................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7PORTFOLIO SECTION 5...............................................................................................................7i. Evaluating attitudes and behaviour of public......................................................................7ii. Possible or actual outcomes/consequences........................................................................8Justification of answers..........................................................................................................9
TASK 2PORTFOLIO SECTION 3i. Use of two various companies and explaining impact of media on implementation of the ActNHS is following the Equality Act, 2010 in a way that while recruiting people for the firm, allare given with equal chances to get selected whether they are males or females (Bonoli andNatali, 2012). At the time of taking interviews, questions asked from the people are same aswell as after selection, working environment provided to the employees are also same. Inaddition to this, working hours for all staff members, that is, whether they are males orfemales, are same along with their paid salaries.On the other hand, St. Andrew’s hospital is also complying with the Equality Act, 2010 as theyare offering some extra facilities that is for both; men and women working in the firm likebonus, rewards, fringe benefits, etc. (Fairweather and Tornatzky, 2013). Apart from that, theyare not discriminating the women even if they are married as allowing them for havingmaternity leaves. It is putting a positive impact on the employees as they can be retained in thelong run and company can enjoy benefits from their talent, skills and knowledge in terms ofgetting desired results.ii. How might beliefs of individuals affect in positive and adverse direction on the services usersBeliefs of an individuals create impact on the services users in positive direction at the time offollowing Equality Act in proper way.It can be understood like when health and social caresettings like NHS follow all principles of Equality Act, 2010 such as gender reassignment,workers of the firm get motivated and satisfied and thus, they perform their tasks effectually. Itultimately results in increasing the satisfaction level of patients, that is, the service users asmotivated workers provide them effective treatment. Therefore, overall, it can be said thatservice users get positively impacted by the implementation of Equality Act, 2010.Apart from that, mass and social media are the ways like Facebook, Twitter, etc.which lead tocreate impact on the local community. Moreover, the people able to more aware about theissues of HSC along with its impact on the health.With the help of mass media, behavior andattitude of individuals can be changed as well as upgraded in a positive manner. People in1
health and social care industry of UK have become highly aware with the health and socialcare services through tools of social media like advertising by which attitude and behavior ofsociety is getting influenced positively (Shove, 2010).Different ways are there in which presented information relating to health and social careissues can influence attitudes, thoughts and behaviour of people that can be understood withthe help taking characteristic of gender reassignment of Equality Act, 2010 into consideration(Ghimire and Pimbert, 2013). At the time when this act is implemented in health and socialcare settings like NHS, as per the characteristic of gender reassignment, it may be possible thatmale workers would be against the same. It is because; it is a common perception of makeworkers that they put their input and efforts more than females and thus, should be given withhigher payment than that of female workers. Along with that, as per the act, many benefits aregiven to the female workers in HSC settings by which male staff feels that partiality is beingdone with them and unnecessary, benefits are given to the female workers. Therefore, their dis-satisfaction leads to render ineffective services to the clients/patients/service users whichmakes them unhappy with the same. Thus, it can be said that along with positive impacts, thereare some negative effects as well that the act put on service users when it comes to beimplemented in the firms.iii. How might individual behaviour impact positively and negatively on service users when itcomes to implementing this Act?There is a huge relevance of the findings to health and social care locally as in UK, there is astrong health and social care sector which is significantly changing with the passing time. Aschanges are taking place at the global level, locally perspectives of the HSC are gettingchanged. In the recent years, there has been seen positive changes in health and social caresector of UK as well as in the whole world. People at the local level have become highly awarewith the services offered by firms and social policies imposed by government (Brah andPhoenix, 2013).At the time of implementing Equality Act, 2010, both the firms, that is, NHS and St. Andrews2
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