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Making a complaint

You can make a complaint by contacting our Supporter Helpdesk, by:

See our full complaints policy

Shelter service complaints

To make a service complaint, you will need to provide the following information:

  • which Shelter service your complaint is about

  • your full name and address

  • a contact telephone number and/or email address, in case further information is required

  • full details of your complaint

A service manager or appropriate deputy will acknowledge your complaint within three working days of receipt.

We aim to investigate and respond fully within 15 working days via your preferred method of contact.

Fundraising complaints

We will acknowledge fundraising complaints within three working days of receipt. We will carry out a full investigation (provided the complaint is made to us within three months of the incident).

We aim to respond fully within 10 working days via your preferred method of contact.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome, you have a further two months to refer the complaint to the Fundraising Regulator.

We undertake to:

  • ensure that staff engaged in or supporting our fundraising understand the Fundraising Regulator standards and our complaints procedure

  • endeavour to resolve complaints as promptly and amicably as possible

  • maintain a record of all complaints and the correspondence related to them

  • acknowledge membership of the Fundraising Regulator standards in our Annual Report

  • complete, and file an annual return with the Fundraising Regulator about the number and nature of complaints received, and the extent to which we were able to amicably resolve them

  • provide copies of our fundraising materials to the Fundraising Regulator if requested to do so

  • promptly provide details about complaints we have received and how we have dealt with them when requested to do so by the Fundraising Regulator

  • cooperate fully with the Fundraising Regulator in the event that a complaint is referred to them and comply with any sanction imposed upon us by them

You can visit the Fundraising Standards Board website for other information.