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People are marginalised in society by feeling devalued and labelled Minority groups such as the unemployed psychiatric patients people with disabilities both intellectual and physical prisoners ethnic groups and the gay and lesbian community are often discriminated against Fullagar 2002 One of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society are people with an intellectual disability they often face feelings of fear guilt in addition to physical barriers and limitations People with developmentally delayed need a wide range of leisure programmes to choose from The principle of Normalization has led to equal rights for people with special needs Providing people with inclusive leisure programmes with non-disabled persons assists with their socialisation However lack of tolerance in the community at large financial constraints difficulties in accessing transport as well as skill deficiencies can inhibit some people from participating Paterson 2002 Social and leisure activities such as reading relaxing and watching television occupies a considerable amount of time although with emotional support from family and friends the person with an intellectual disability may be encouraged to participate in a dance or swimming class Marginalised groups often feel stigmatised discriminated against and excluded from society Goffman1997 This is certainly the case for people infected with human immunodeficiency virus HIV They have to cope with loss of employment rejection by members in their social network often feeling isolated impoverished and frequently requiring hospitalisation The Aids Council offers individual programmes as well as a network of social groups for leisure activities A caseworker explained that it is extremely difficult for the HIVAIDS affected person to participate in mainstream activities because of negative attitudes and stigmatisation Discrimination may prevent health services being used by a person living with HIVAIDS or their employment may be terminated on the grounds of HIVAIDS Communities and community leader should advocate for inclusiveness and equality irrespective of HIVAIDS status Important adverse affects of being unemployed are boredom lack of finance victimisation and
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