The Local Government Ombudsman
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) can consider complaints about councils and all types of care service for adults in England.They can look at complaints about:
- care arranged direct with a care provider by:
- someone paying with their own or family money
- someone using money provided by a council
- care provided by a council.
In most cases they will only consider a complaint once the council or care provider has been given a reasonable opportunity to deal with the situation. Have a look at our section on Complaints and feedback to your council for more information.
The LGO provides a free service. Their job is to investigate complaints in a fair and independent way. They do not take sides and do not champion complaints.
Go to their website to find out more.