Complaints Procedure



As a user-led organisation the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People strives to resolve promptly any issues relating to members of staff or the provision of services.

This is usually done informally by discussing queries and problems immediately with a member of staff or Service Manager.

If this fails to resolve a complaint the following formal complaints procedure is available to Service Users, Service Users’ families and carers, partners and stakeholders, and members of the public.

1.         Complaints should be sent to the Chair of the Society. (Complaints can be in writing, braille, and audio tape or BSL video). The Society can make the necessary facilities available.

2.         The Chair will acknowledge receipt of the complaint within 24 hours and allocate a member of the Senior Management Team to investigate the complaint.

3.         The Chair will attempt to give a final response to the complaint within 28 days.

4.         If the complainant is dissatisfied with the Chair’s response and is unable to resolve the issue, they may escalate the complaint to the Management Committee (Trustees).

5.         If this does not result in a satisfactory resolution the complainant may ask for the complaint to be reviewed by the Management Committee (Board of Trustees). The findings and decisions of the Management Committee are final.

6.         Complaints concerning the Chair should be referred to the Management Committee.


Jason Hixon               

Senior Management Team

Melissa Barker-Simpson                     Accessibility Manager

Alison Miller                                       HR & Finance Manager

Zoe Major                                           Facilities, Contracts and Development Manager

Chair of Management Committee

Jason Hixon

All Contact and Correspondence should be made via the Accessibility Manager (Melissa Barker-Simpson)

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People

The Centre

St Mary’s Street



Telephone Number                            0113 2438328

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