COMPLAINTS POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Care and Repair North East Wales welcomes complaints and compliments as one of a number of performance indicators to monitor its service delivery and improve areas identified as requiring improvement.
Care and Repair North East Wales are committed to resolving complaints and improving the service they provide.
Care and Repair have a two-stage process for complaints.
– Step 1 – Put it right.
– Step 2 – Investigate and resolve
If we are not able to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction in step 1 or 2, you have the right to request a review of the handling of your complaint, or appeal the outcome.
You will need to write or email your complaint to the Complaints Manager. Please include as much detail as possible about your complaint, with dates and times if necessary, names of individuals, how you would prefer to be contacted (email, telephone or in writing). Please state what outcome you would like to see and how you would like the complaint to be resolved.
Your complaint can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or in writing to:
Care and Repair North East Wales Ltd
The complaint will be handled by the manager of the service area who may contact you direct if any further information is required. We aim to ‘put it right’ where we have not met the required standards or expectations. If you are unhappy with the resolution you can request that your complaint moves to Stage two outlining why you are dissatisfied with the action we have taken to ‘put it right’
If we are unable to ‘put it right’ or the complaint requires a full investigation.
The complaint will be handled by the manager of the service area who may contact you direct if any further information is required. A full response to your complaint will be provided within ten working days but if this is not possible due to the complexity or information required from third parties you will receive a letter confirming why this is not possible and be given a provisional date for response.
Following the investigation, you will receive a letter informing you of the outcome of the investigation and setting out the resolution offered. If you are unhappy with the resolution you can request that your complaint moves to Stage two outlining what part of the response you do not agree with.
Review and Appeal process.
If you are not satisfied with the response to your complaint, you may write to the Chief Executive at Care and Repair North East Wales Ltd, Rowleys Drive, Shotton CH5 1PY stating why you are not satisfied with the response at stage one.
The Chief Executive will review the initial complaint and the reasons given for appeal and will convene a special meeting of the board (Appeals Committee) The meeting will be convened within ten working days and will consider your written response to why you feel your complaint has not been resolved. They will not consider any new complaints or concerns but will independently review the facts of the initial complaint, your appeal and will decide what action is required. You will receive a formal response as soon as possible after the board has met; this should be within five working days.
Further Action if you are still not satisfied
Although we shall do our utmost to resolve problems as they occur, if after an Appeals Committee you still feel aggrieved, the next recourse for you would be to seek independent legal redress.
Citizens Advice Bureau, Office of Trading Standards, or a Solicitor would all
be able to give you advice as to how to proceed. Your local Citizens Advice
Bureau can be found in the telephone directory. Trading Standards can be
contacted via Flintshire County Council Offices.
The Role of Care & Repair Cymru
If you are not satisfied that you complaint has been dealt with in accordance with the complaints policy and procedure outlined above you may wish to contact Care & Repair Cymru at
2 Ocean Way
029 2067 4830
Care & Repair Cymru will not be able to consider the substance or content of your complaint but they will determine if the complaints policy and procedure has been followed.
Customers may also contact Care and Repair North East Wales to provide positive feedback about a member of staff, a contractor or a specific job that has been carried out. Customers should be thanked for their feedback and details should be provided to the Chief Executive officer. Staff should be informed of the feedback as soon as practicable.
|Policy Date||Nov 2020|
|Next Review Date||Nov 2022|
|Approved by Board||25/11/2020|