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Social care and the seldom heard: Responding to diversity in practice and in teaching

Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Monday 24th February 2014 (15:30-17:30)
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A seminar for LGBT History month

Sarah Carr, Honorary Senior Lecturer
Nicola Gale, Health Services Management Centre
Nicki Ward, Institute of Applied Social Studies
Jane Tope, Equality and Diversity Adviser for Students
Barbara Fawcett, Institute of Applied Social Sciences (Chair)

The marginalising dynamics in mainstream, statutory social care support provision for certain people with ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010 are evident. This event considers how care practice and teaching can respond to these marginalising dynamics for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and for others with protected characteristics.

Sarah Carr will present the findings of a new Health Services Management Centre Policy Paper on the role of small community organisations in supporting seldom heard groups. Within the context of personalisation, adult social care and support needs to be more responsive to the increasing degrees of diversity among individuals, their communities and social networks. However there is a risk that the perceived availability of community-based micro-provision makes it easier for statutory services to justify a lack of appropriate statutory support.

Nicola Gale, Nicki Ward and Jane Tope will lead a discussion on how diversity could be better approached in the health and social care curriculum. They will share some ongoing work at the University of Birmingham to think through how our curriculum can better reflect the diversity of both our students and the population that we serve through health and social care, and discuss the impact that inclusive teaching practice can have on health and wellbeing.

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