We recognise that many concerns will be raised informally, and dealt with quickly. Our aims are to:
This policy ensures that we welcome compliments and provide guidelines for dealing with complaints from customer and stakeholder about our services, houses and apartments.
A compliment is an expression of satisfaction about the standard of service we provide.
A complaint is defined as any expression of dissatisfaction, however, it is expressed. This would include complaints expressed face to face, via a phone call, in writing, via email or any other method.
All staff should have sufficient knowledge to be able to identify an “expression of dissatisfaction” even when the world “complain” or “complaint” is not used.
We are always glad to hear from people who are satisfied with the services we offer.
All compliments are recorded, acknowledged, and a copy is sent to the relevant service manager to provide feedback to the member of staff or service.
The formal complaints procedure is intended to ensure that all complaints are handled fairly, consistently and wherever possible resolved satisfactorily.
Except in exceptional circumstances, every attempt will be made to ensure that both the complainant and Hagan Homes Ltd maintain confidentiality.
However the circumstances giving rise to the complaint may be such that it may not be possible to maintain confidentiality (with each complaint judged on its own facts).
In the first instance, staff member(s) must establish the seriousness of the complaint. An informal approach is appropriate when it can be achieved, But if complaints cannot be satisfactorily resolved informally, then the formal complaints procedure should be followed.
If the complaint cannot be resolved informally, the customer should be advised that a formal complaint may be made and the following procedure should be explained to them. It may sometimes be appropriate for a different member of staff, preferably a member of the Management Team, to make this explanation.