We are continually aiming to provide high quality services to every one of our clients and their family. By listening to the people we care for and their family, we will improve our services and continue to make them safer and more responsive. Sharing and learning from what our clients and their families tell us will help us to improve the delivery of care.
We treat compliments, feedback and complaints as learning opportunities to improve our quality of service.
If you wish you can provide your feedback whether it is good or bad, very easily either by letter or an email.
If you are dissatisfied with our service, please talk to us directly by discussing your concerns with the care managers who will strive to resolve any issues speedily. We ask that you give us the details of your complaint within 12 months of the incident occurring.
We take all complaints we receive very seriously and we will work together with our clients to sort out their concerns as speedily as possible.
You can make a complaint:
- Verbally (in person or by phone)
- In writing
- Electronically via email
Our promise is:
“To put clients first at all times”
Direct Care will acknowledge your complaint within 3 working days of receiving it and start a thorough investigation. We will provide you with a formal written response within 20 working days of the date of complaint. 15 working days is the time frame for you to receive a formal written response. In exceptional circumstances we may request more time to conduct our investigation, if this is the case you will be kept fully informed and provided with a revised response date.
Complaints which raise concerns regarding safeguarding will be brought immediately to the notice of the Registered Manager and the local authorities Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), following our safeguarding policy and procedure.
We will endeavor to do everything possible to resolve your complaint. But if you are still dissatisfied with the final response from the Direct Care manager you may either escalate the matter to stage 2 by complaining in writing to the Assistant Director of Adult Social Care or exercise your right at this point to take your complaint direct to the local Government and Social Care Ombudsmen who is independent of the Council and investigates complaints.
If you do decide to escalate the matter to stage 2 and the Council are unable to resolve matters to your satisfaction and you remain dissatisfied by the Council’s final response, you still have the right to complain to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
Level 4 (Information and Improvement)
PO Box 317
Adult Care Complaints Administrator
Derbyshire County Council
Contact No: 0162 953 2236
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsmen
PO Box 4771
Contact No: 0300 061 0614