Feedback and complaints
We want to hear from you
At Life Without Barriers, our purpose is to partner with people to change lives for the better, and that’s why we want to hear what you have to say!
We welcome feedback and/or complaints from the people we support, their families, carers, other agencies, and the public. We take all information received very seriously and endeavour to provide a values-based approach where the principles for resolution are aligned with our Values.Easy English – Complaints and Feedback - Policy Statement
What kind of feedback can I provide?
We recognise the rights of all people to lodge a complaint or provide feedback about any aspect of our services. We value your feedback and are here to help.
You can provide feedback or submit a complaint to Life Without Barriers about:
- A service – are these delivered in line with what you want?
- A member of staff
- How you were treated
- Something else – are we doing well? Where can we do better?
How we will respond
When your complaint is received, we will acknowledge receipt of it to you. The resolution will depend on the nature of the complaint and the actions required. We will endeavour to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible
We will keep you or the complainant informed during the resolution process and, as is appropriate, what we will do to prevent it from happening again.
If we can’t resolve your complaint, we’ll explain why and let you know your other options. If you are unhappy with the outcome, we can help you to escalate the matter within Life Without Barriers or make a complaint to an external organisation.
Please keep in mind, if you provide feedback or a complaint to us via posted letter it may take us longer to acknowledge receipt of your complaint.
Is my complaint private?
We are committed to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality.
When you make a complaint, you can choose to remain anonymous. Life Without Barriers always try to resolve a complaint at the local level. If you don’t want to speak to your worker, or the local manager, you can tell us that in the complaint and we will determine the best person for you to speak to.
We will only tell people who need to know to help us fix the problem.
How else can we help?
We can help you make a complaint within Life Without Barriers if you need this support. If you don’t want to make your complaint to Life Without Barriers, we can support you to make a complaint to an external organisation including, but not limited to:
- NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission
- Aged Care Quality Commission
- Relevant State Ombudsman
- Human Rights Commission
- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)