Complaints and compliments

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Make a complaint

Make a complaint

Let us know if something's gone wrong

Give a compliment

Give a compliment

Tell us something's gone really well

Lessons learned

Lessons learned

What we've learned from your complaints

Complaints

Sometimes things don’t go quite right or as well as they should. If you’re unhappy with any aspect of our services, please tell us so we can put things right.

If you need us to provide a service or fix a problem, please report it and we will take action to resolve your service request. If you’re not happy with the standard of service provided, you can enter our complaint process as outlined below:

Make a complaint

 

Our complaints process:

We’ll log and acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 5 working days.

We’ll investigate your complaint and aim to provide a full written response within 10 working days of your complaint acknowledgement date.

If our investigation needs more time, we will give you a reason for any extension and a new deadline.

If you’re not happy with our decision, you can ask for a review of how your complaint was handled. You have 10 days from receiving the decision to do this.

A senior manager will review our original investigation and outcome, to ensure it was fair and thorough. The reviewing manager will be different to the original investigator.

We’ll aim to let you know the review outcome within 20 working days of your review acknowledgement date.

 

If you’re still not happy with our response you can appeal to the Housing Ombudsman Service.

Salix Homes is a member of the Housing Ombudsman Service. This is a free, independent complaint resolution service.

A copy of our complaints self-assessment against the Complaints Handling Code is available for download. This shows how well we think we are handling our complaints. We send this to the Ombudsman annually.

Learning from complaints

We know that sometimes we don't get things right. We've used your feedback to improve what we do.

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Complaints data

Key statistics - Quarter 3, 2023-2024

  • 100% of complaints were acknowledged within 5 working days
  • Top three complaint themes: unresolved issue, lack of communication, and time taken

Learnings from complaints are recorded and discussed monthly by managers.

55

Stage 1 formal complaints received

89%

Complaints resolved at Stage 1

58%

Stage 1 responses sent within 10 working days from receipt of the complaint

100%

Stage 2 responses sent within 20 working days from receipt of the complaint

55

Stage 1 formal complaints received

89%

Complaints resolved at Stage 1

58%

Stage 1 responses sent within 10 working days from receipt of the complaint

100%

Stage 2 responses sent within 20 working days from receipt of the complaint

Compliments

When something’s gone really well or you’ve had a great service, let us know. We’ll pass on your compliment to the individual staff member or team to tell them how pleased you are.

Give a compliment

Social housing issue? Know your rights, know how to complain

Make It RightEveryone deserves a home that is safe, secure, and well maintained. If you live in social housing, your landlord is responsible for fixing issues including damp and mould, leaks, broken locks or changes you need to your home if you’re disabled. They can also help with anti-social behaviour, like noisy neighbours.

Know the steps to get an issue fixed.

  1. Report it to your landlord. Then, if it is not fixed…
  2. Complain through your landlord’s complaint process, and if you’re not happy with the final response from your landlord…
  3. Escalate your complaint to the Housing Ombudsman.

Advice about contacting the Housing Ombudsman
The Housing Ombudsman is impartial, will investigate fairly and can order your landlord to take action.

Once the Housing Ombudsman has ruled against a landlord, they must show they are taking action within 6-8 weeks.

Know your rights:

Some recent compliments we’ve received from our customers…

"Thank you very much!"

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Salix. From repairs that needed to be sorted to providing me with all the information to be able to live in a lovely, warm, comfortable environment.

Thank you very much.

From a tenant, to our Customer Services Manager

"Proud to be a Salix Homes tenant"

Thank you for the outstanding support and service I had throughout resolving my rent account issue and to the team for the marvellous handling of the matter.

I'm always proud to be a Salix Homes tenant.

A customer helped by Andy, one of our Income Management Officers

"Great customer service from Salix Homes"

Very nice guy, was helpful friendly and quick to check out the repair he was sent to do.

He cleared the bath and told me he was going to send for the drainage team as he thought the problem may occur again.

A customer compliment received for Ryan, one of our plumbers

"Amazing" Night Service Team

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Night Service Team who got our fobs sorted today.

You guys are amazing!

A compliment from a Salix Homes leaseholder

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