Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Declan waits for Newham Council to confirm that he is through with their complaints procedure and that he can now go to the Local Government Ombudsman citing unfair treatment


Related blog post 25 July 2016: Complaint to Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales: Newham Council stonewalls Declan despite our local councillor's support for his complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment

Thank you for taking my call and confirming that I may not be informed of Active Newham's next befriending training session, or asked for personal information to facilitate a befriending match up, because the session will be "bespoke to the person who needs befriending".

For almost two months Declan has received one excuse after another as to why he has not been informed of Active Newham's next befriending training session, but the above yesterday from the manager of Newham Council's Corporate Complaints is without doubt the most nonsensical. It may also be Newham Council's final word on the matter. I have found this in one of Active Newham's newsletters: "After attending the Newham's Volunteers befriending Induction and training, Sajid was introduced to an older person - Mr Porter, based on the information he provided at the session." Now that makes sense! And this is the first Declan has heard of a befriending Induction, which renders the Council incredulous from the start.

Declan has been waiting since yesterday afternoon for this manager to confirm that he is through with Newham Council's complaints procedure and that he can now go to the Local Government Ombudsman citing unfair treatment. So much for his complaint yesterday morning to Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, which he was hoping would bring this saga to an amicable conclusion (see my previous blog post). It would seem that this was wishful thinking on Declan's part as someone who is part-time employed as the managing director of Network for Church Monitoring, notwithstanding that N4CM boasts a long list of distinguished Honorary Associates that includes two Nobel laureates.

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