Our adult social care customer charter
Our commitments to you
Every day we do our best to serve people living in the BCP area. We are passionate about our communities and take pride in what we do.
We will treat you with respect
We will listen to you and respond to you professionally and with kindness.
We are passionate about our communities
We will help to resolve your query and achieve the best outcomes that we can for you. We will support you in connecting with your community.
We will treat you fairly
We value diversity and will never knowingly discriminate against you. We recognise different communication needs and will make reasonable adjustments to support you to communicate with us.
We value integrity in the way we work
We will be honest with you and take responsibility for our actions.
We take pride in how we support you
Whether this is resolving a query or achieving the best outcomes that we can for you.
What we ask of you
Help us provide you with the services that you need.
Treat us with respect
We will treat you with respect, we ask for the same in return. We understand that in times of trouble or distress, people may act out of character. You can ask us to contact you at another time if you are finding a conversation difficult.
Help us so that we can help you
It benefits everyone when we can work efficiently. We are happy for you to contact us, though please first consider if your query could be answered on our website. It helps us if you keep to appointments or let us know if you need to cancel.
Please be patient
Sometimes it can take time for us to give you the information or support you need. We may need to talk to colleagues in other areas before we can answer some queries. If we need to call you back, we will agree a reasonable time frame with you.
Communicate with us
You can use our Adult social care contact centre to get in touch with us and our phone numbers and email are included on the letters and emails we send you.
We are not expected to respond to customers contacting us outside of work, such as through our personal social media profiles.
We do not tolerate abuse
Behaviour, language, or communication that is threatening, violent, or abusive will not be tolerated. This includes:
- or hate crimes.
If you behave in this way, we can end the meeting, visit, or conversation. However, we will let you know first that we may do this. We may also:
- record information about incidents and share this with other parts of the council
- limit how you can communicate with us and/or
- report abuse to the police.
BCP Council has a duty to protect the welfare and safety of its staff. We should be able to work without fear of abuse, harassment, discrimination, or violence.
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