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Complaints Policy

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Caritas Care Solutions is committed to providing a professional efficient and courteous service to all our customers.

If you believe that things have ‘gone wrong’ or not been handled correctly, we want you to tell us. We can resolve your complaint and try and ensure that it does not happen again. We take any complaints and suggestions very seriously.

We are also keen to hear when things have gone well or when our employees have exceeded your expectation.

1.1 Policy Statement

We will:


1:2 This policy aims to outline;


1:3 We will operate a Complaints Procedure which:


1:4 Who can complain?

Complaints may be made by:


1:5 What can be complained about?


1:6 What does the policy not cover?

  1. Under the disciplinary Procedure
  2. By a professional regulatory body
  3. By an independent inquiry into a serious incident under the SUI (Serious Untoward Incident) health policy
  4. By an investigation of a criminal offence, including fraud
  5. As possible claim for negligence
  6. Under Freedom of Information
  7. Under staff grievance or whistle blowing


1:7 How to make a complaint

You may be able to resolve your complaint by taking it up immediately with the individual concerned, or with his/her immediate Manager. Should you feel not comfortable doing this, you may write to:

Customer Services
Caritas Care Solutions Ltd
213-217 Building B
Melton Court
Gibson Lane
Hull
East Yorkshire
HU14 3HH

Or email info@caritascaresolutions.uk

You may also telephone us on 01482 963150 to log your complaint, Under normal circumstances you will be asked to put the details of your complaint in writing and this will help us retain accurate details relating to your complaint.


You should include;

While we take every complaint very seriously, it may be difficult for us to respond to an anonymous complaint as we often need to verify information with the complainant during the course of the investigation.

We would like to be given the chance to resolve any concerns that you raise but I understand that they may be instances where you might feel uncomfortable or unhappy about speaking to a member of our team. In this Instance you are within your rights to direct your complaint to our regulator as follows:

Care Quality Commission
National Correspondence
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

Or

The Local Government Ombudsman - The Local Government Ombudsman looks at complaints about councils and some other authorities and organisations, including education Admissions Appeal Panels and Adult Social Care Providers (such as care homes and homecare providers). It is a free service.  Our job is to investigate complaints in a fair and independent way we do not take sides.

The Local Government Ombudsman
PO Box 4771
Coventry
CV4 0EH

Fax: 024 7682 0001
LDO Advice Team on 0300 061 0614 or 08456021983
It is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. (Calls to 03 numbers will not cost more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02)


1:8 What will happen next?
We will log your complaint and acknowledge your complaint within 24 hours of receiving it. Within the next 3 days we will investigate the issue, resolve the problem and put measures in place that it does not happen again.

If for some reason we cannot fully reply within 3 days, we will give you an update and within  the next 10 working days explain to you why we cannot provide an immediate response, including details of when you can expect a full reply.


1:9 What if I am not satisfied with the initial response and I feel my complaint has still not been resolved?
If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint you can escalate your complaint in writing to  the Clinical and Compliance Manager by emailing brian@caritascaresolutions.uk.  If you are still not satisfied you can escalate the complaint to the Managing Director by emailing barbara@caritascaresolutions.uk. You can still escalate the matter further by contacting the Care Quality Commission/Local Government Ombudsman.


1:10 What can I expect?
We aim to provide a high standard of service but unfortunately there may be times when we make a mistake. If this happens, you are entitled to expect any one or a combination, of the following:

You may also be entitled to financial compensation. Compensation will depend on the nature of the mistake; the circumstances in which the mistake was made; and any actual loss you have suffered or costs incurred as a direct consequence of the mistake. Each claim is considered on its merit.


1:11 Still not Resolved?
At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you can write to:

Care Quality Commission
National Correspondence
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

The Local Government Ombudsman
PO Box 4771
Coventry
CV4 0EH

Fax: 024 7682 0001
LDO Advice Team on 0300 061 0614 or 08456021983

One of the best ways we can continue to improve our services is by listening and responding to your views. As well as learning from your complaints, we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have on how we can improve.

Equally we would you to tell us when we get it right, so that we can maintain our good standards and practices.


Alternatively, you can also complete an initial online complaints enquiry form below:


Please include the following:

  • The name of the person whom you spoke or wrote to
  • Date and time the complaint related to
  • Details of what has gone wrong or has not been handled properly
  • An explanation of how you would like us to resolve your complaint

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