The Advocacy Service for Carers in our area have been taken over by another company. I phoned them and asked to speak to the Senior Advocate just before Christmas, she encouraged me to phone back in the New Year after they’ve been give their Remit for our area. I phoned today, and asked to speak with this Senior Advocate as she sounded understanding enough - at the time. The call handler refused saying she only deals with open cases. I explained everything, was asked if I wanted to be referred. My response was I needed to check a few things before deciding. Was still refused, even after stating how their attitude was making me stressed. Still was refused.
So I tried a web-chat, got through to a Duty Advocate, who gave me parrot style whatever. I politely stated I needed to speak with their Senior Advocate and provided my mobile number and left it at that. Still nothing. So I phoned again, asking to speak with someone in charge. They put me through to this same Duty Advocate. I asked the same thing, that I needed to speak with their Manager, she asked if it was about a Complaint; so I said yes and provided my mobile phone number - had to repeat it as she was such a numbskull. I know nothing good will come of it, as they record phone calls - for their own protection more like.
Incredible. I was assured by this Senior Advocate late last year that all their Advocates are ‘very well experienced’. They’ve proven the complete opposite - no respect, no understanding, no sensitivity, no consideration for providing a proper Service (according to their own website); more like a Dictatorship.