raising a complaint

At STEPS, the opportunity for continuous improvement is at the heart of all we do; we take your feedback, opinions and feelings very seriously.  If you are unhappy with anything at all about STEPS, we would like to know about it as soon as the problem arises. In many cases, it can often be sorted out straightaway by the person or persons looking after you. Otherwise, the Registered Manager, Clinical Director, Managing Director or a senior member of the team will be happy to help.

If you are not completely satisfied you can put your comments in writing using the framework below (we are in the process of producing an electronic raising a complaint form). Once a complaint has been received we will then investigate so that we can provide an explanation, apologise and take positive action to ensure our service and care are improved. 

We will always:

  • pass on any praise to the people concerned
  • handle complaints in complete confidence 
  • investigate impartially 
  • offer a clear and complete explanation

So please email your complaint, addressing the following points;

Tell us:

what happened?

when did this happen?

who was present?

did anyone address your complaint at the time?

what do you think could have been done differently?

Please give us your preferred method of contact for response. Would you prefer we called you and if so, what telephone number can we use and is there a good time to phone?