We’re proud to offer quality customer service and our relationship with you is important to us. This document sets out the service you can expect from us, what we need from you in return and how you can shape our services.
Our offer to you:
Quality customer service – we’ll keep you informed and our professional, polite staff will aim to deal with any enquiries as soon as you contact us.
We’ll be consistent, fair and respectful – we’ll treat you as an individual, provide a fair and equal service, and take care with your personal information.
Digital at the forefront – we’ll provide digital services to make dealing with us and managing your tenancy easy and convenient.
What we ask of you:
Be fair and respectful to our colleagues and contractors when interacting with us, making sure your home is safe, clean and smoke-free when we visit.
Use our digital services whenever you can, helping us to respond quickly and work efficiently for you.
How to contact us
The best way to contact us for day-to-day issues like paying your rent or requesting a repair is through our digital services, such as the myThrive app or our website.
You can also contact us by email at email@example.com, by phone on 0800 917 6077, or write to us at Thrive Homes, Westside, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9TD.
Very occasionally we find that customers behave in an unreasonable manner. If we think that you are behaving in an unreasonable way, we will tell you. We might restrict access and contact with us or even take legal action for breaking the terms of your tenancy or lease.
Some examples of what we consider unreasonable behaviour are:
- Continuing to complain about the same issue again and again (more than three times) even when we consider that we have done all that we can to resolve the issue and the complaints process has been followed.
- Raising the same complaint without grounds, just to cause annoyance and disruption.
- Physical and verbal abuse.
- Insulting remarks and rudeness.
Keeping us informed
Your tenancy agreement states that you must tell us about any change to your contact details or circumstances, or to those of anyone living in your home.
You can update your information at any time using the myThrive Hub. We will check and refresh this information each year at your annual Home Plan visit.
How you can get involved and shape our services
Being involved is a great way to meet other people, learn new skills and influence the service we deliver. After all, the best way for us to improve our services is to get your input. Your help can really make a big difference to enable the development of communities where people enjoy living.
You can be involved as little or as much as you would like - if meetings are not your thing let us know how you'd like to get involved on the myThrive hub by clicking here and we'll contact you in your preferred way to ask for your input from the comfort of your home.
You could try opportunities like...
- taking part in surveys either by email, by phone or on our website using the ‘thumbs up/thumbs down’
- attending one-off events
- attending a workshop for your area of interest
- reviewing publications as a member of our editorial panel
Out and about in your area, you could...
- become a block representative
- take part in estate inspections
- get involved in community activities such as garden improvement projects
More on our workshops
Our workshops provide a foundation for customer involvement and are an opportunity to give us feedback in relation to specific areas of work. We may hold one-off workshops to get feedback or input from customers on a particular area, for example, complaints, how we measure customer experience, repairs processes or letting a kitchen contract.
To get involved in any of the opportunities above, please register your interest today:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 0800 917 6077
More information about this view Get Involved.
Measuring how we're doing
We want our customers to be happy with the services we provide and customer feedback is important to us.
We’ll ask you to complete a regular survey about the service you receive. We track our performance against a range of Customer Measures, which are monitored on a quarterly basis.
We also publish an Annual Report for Tenants tracking key performance information, which can be found on our website
We are regulated by the Regulator for Social Housing and our Customer Experience Panel monitors our performance against the Consumer Standards.
How to make a complaint if things go wrong
We want our services to be good but recognise that sometimes things go wrong and customers will want to let us know. When we deal with complaints we want to be fair, put things right if we have done wrong, and learn from mistakes. We take customer feedback seriously and use it to shape our services.
If you are not happy with the service that we have provided, you can make a complaint which we will investigate and aim to resolve quickly. Our Complaints Process explains how to do this, what information we need from you, and what you can do if you’re not satisfied with our response.
How we use your information
We will treat your personal information fairly and with respect. We will use it to review complaints and feedback to ensure there is equality in the way we treat customers and may consider adapting our methods of communication or vary service delivery if appropriate. We may share your information with other statutory agencies such as the Local Authority or the police if we have a legal duty to do so or if information-sharing protocols are in place.