The MS Trust is a charity which works with and for people in the UK with MS. Our vision is to enable people with MS to live their lives to the full.
The MS Trust believes that people with MS should:
- Have access to high quality services to enable them to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible.
- Have access to trained health care professionals such as MS specialist nurses.
- Be equal partners with the professionals in making choices about their health care.
- Have the information to help make the right choices for them.
Our objectives are to offer practical, deliverable solutions:
- To provide the best and most trusted information
- To work to secure the future of MS specialist services
- To improve understanding of the needs of people affected by MS
Each of these objectives requires financing and fundraising therefore plays a vital role in our organisation. The MS Trust aims to deliver the best possible service and welcomes your feedback, whether good or bad. We encourage you to contact us with your comments and suggestions on how we might improve our service.
First stage: get in touch
You can contact us by telephone on 01462 476700, by e-mail on email@example.com, by letter to the address below or via our pages on Facebook and Twitter. We will try to resolve your problem straight away, but if we are unable to do so, we will acknowledge, and make a record of your complaint and respond to you within 14 days.
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Second stage: making a formal complaint
Following our response if you remain dissatisfied with our service then the next step is to send your complaint in writing to our complaints co-ordinator at the postal or e-mail address above. We will acknowledge your formal complaint in writing within 14 days, and advise you of the outcome of our investigation within 30 days. Please mark your correspondence for the attention of Office Manager [our nominated complaints co-ordinator].
If you are still unhappy with our response, you can ask for the complaint to be investigated and reviewed by our Board of Trustees. The Board meets quarterly in April, July, September and December and we will let you know when you can expect a response from them.
Third stage: taking your complaint outside the organisation
If you still feel unsatisfied with our conduct following this procedure then you are able to contact one of two relevant bodies. If your complaint is to do with fundraising, it is possible to seek help from the Fundraising Standards Board within two months of our final response detailing the outcome of our investigation.
The MS Trust is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board and is therefore committed to handling complaints according to their recommended procedures and guidelines. The role of the FRSB is to ensure charities and fundraisers are adhering to the Institute of Fundraising's Codes of Practice and the FRSB Fundraising Promise.
If you have a complaint relating to any other aspect of our work then you may wish to contact the Charity Commission at the address below.
Commission Direct PO Box 1227
Fundraising Standards Board
20 Albert Embankment