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Despite legislation and policy there are persistent inequalities in the UK. What is the modern welfare system and why do inequalities exist despite its creation?

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The modern welfare state is exemplified.

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Diversity is not a "black or white" quality, but of all individuals and the different levels of groups to which they belong. In the UK, legislation and policy has "grouped" inequalities faced by different people in six different "equality strands": gender - race - age - disability - faith - sexual orientation. The cross cutting topic of human rights has also been introduced through the Human Rights Act 1998 to address multi-strand issues such as multiple identities (e.g. discrimination faced by a Black woman who might also be lesbian or disabled).

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