Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and by listening to the people we care for, we will improve our services and continue to make them safer and more responsive. We assure all customers that no-one will be victimised for making a complaint, and we encourage customers to instigate the complaints procedure whenever they feel that this is necessary.
We do not wish to confine complaints to major issues and encourage you to comment when relatively minor matters are a problem to them, such as receiving cold food, or being kept waiting without explanation, or being spoken to in a manner that they do not like.
All complaints and concerns will be taken very seriously and acted upon with fairness and impartiality. It is our policy that all matters which disturb or upset a customer should be reported, recorded, and corrective action should be taken. By listening and acting on feedback that our customers provide, we will be able to meet our aim of continuously improving the service that we provide.
How to make a compliment or nominate someone for recognition
If you would like to make a compliment or nominate someone for recognition, then please do so as it brightens our day when you tell us we are doing a good job! Compliments are valuable, welcome and important and enable us to:
- Understand that our service is being provided to your satisfaction
- Ensure employees are recognised for their commitment and hard work
- Influence our organisational and service development
If you would like to make a compliment or to nominate someone for recognition, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0800 471 4741.
Our complaints procedure
If you are dissatisfied with any part of our care service, then please talk to us. By discussing your concerns immediately, issues can usually be resolved swiftly. Please do contact your Field Care Supervisor who will be able to discuss the problem with you and together you can agree the next steps. In the event that a solution cannot be found immediately, then our complaints process follows three stages which is outlined below:
In the first instance, please contact your Field Care Supervisor on 0800 471 4741 as many issues can be resolved immediately. However, if the concern is about this person, then please email: email@example.com and a member of the senior management team will investigate your concerns.
If you are unhappy with the response or the complaint cannot be resolved, then an independent senior manager will be allocated. They will review the findings and outcomes from the previous investigation.
In the instance that the complaint cannot be resolved in stage two, an independent and impartial review of the concern and all investigations will be managed by someone at director level, who will make an informed decision on any further action required.
If at the end of this 3 stage process, you are not satisfied with the outcome you can refer your complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman. They provide a free service and aim to investigate complaints in a fair and independent way. This service can be provided by various organisations depending on the geographical location of the service i.e. England and Wales.