Sometimes things don’t go quite right and if this happens with your support from POhWER, we are very sorry and we want to put it right as quickly as we can.

 

You can make a complaint or raise a concern by completing our feedback form on the website, by writing to us at our Birmingham address, or by telephoning or emailing our help centre (details below). If you need help to give us feedback please let us know and we will work with you to find the best way for your voice to be heard.

 

Usually the best way for us to sort out any problems quickly is by the local manager contacting you to discuss the problem and agree how we are going to move forward – we call this informal resolution.

Our local manager will:

  • contact you within 3 working days to discuss how we can resolve things quickly
  • use plain language and no jargon
  • treat you politely and with respect at all times and have the right to expect you to do the same

If the local manager can sort out the problem with you over the phone or by email when they first contact you, they will:

  • email or write a letter to you (whichever you prefer) to summarise the discussion you have had, confirm the actions that have taken or will take place. If you are unhappy with the response you can make a formal complaint.

If it is not a quick fix, we will investigate the matter as a formal complaint. This will be sent to a manager outside the local area who will investigate the complaint. That manager will contact you within 5 working days of the complaint being received to make sure they understand what the problem has been and what outcomes you want to achieve by making the complaint. They will confirm this with you in writing, either by email or post (whichever you prefer).

 

At the end of the investigation, within 20 working days, the investigating manager will:

  • email or write to you (whichever you prefer) with the outcome of the investigation, and if your complaint was upheld, partially upheld, or not upheld and any actions arising from this;
  • let you know how you can appeal against the finding.

 

If you don’t agree with the investigation findings, you can appeal. The appeal will be investigated by a senior manager and follow the timescales of the formal complaint.

 

Contact us:

Website: www.pohwer.net

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0300 456 2370

Address: POhWER

             PO Box 14043

             Birmingham

             B6 9BL

You can download a copy of this information in Easy-read here: Easy Read Complaints Handling Promises (pdf)

You can download our complaints policy here: POhWER Complaints Policy (pdf)