Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Damage limitation?

A fellow Ombudsman Watcher has just informed me that Public Administration International (PAI) are running a two week study/conference called;

When Citizens Complain

The Role of the Ombudsman in Improving Public Services (two weeks)

For ombudsman offices, complaint-handling and human rights organisations and their senior staff. Also relevant for policy makers from countries which have an ombudsman system or which are in the process of setting one up. Covers issues of both principle and practice relating to the ombudsman’s role and includes briefings, discussion sessions, visits to ombudsman and related offices, practical work and action planning. Run in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat. Our next programme will take place from 14 to 25 May 2007.

As far as I am concerned UK Ombudsmen have been around for 40 years but they haven't improved public service. Rather the opposite is true, public services are worse than they have ever been. All UK Ombudsmen do is hide true levels of maladministration and that helps no one.

Whilst the Ombudmen have a policy of believing the authority (even when they lie) whilst ignoring rock solid evidence supplied by a complainant, public services will never be improved. As a result the only role UK Ombudsmen currently have is to reduce the standards in public service.

I note an advisor to the PAI is an ex Ombudsman. I smell a damage limitation exercise not a study/conference.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Stuff the turkey, let's stuff Amy instead!

Was that how the Council and the Ombudsman decided to celebrate Christmas?

If Councils and Ombudsmen are willing to stuff wheelchair bound 87 year old Amy they will stuff anyone.

And that includes you!

Read the full story on the Public Sector Ombudsman Watchers website by clicking on Amy's picture.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Over a hundred posts to date.

Since I started my blog in May 2006 I have posted well over 100 entries. However, I must remind people that this is my personal blog. If you want even more information about how Ombudsmen can ruin your life please don't forget to visit the following websites

There is a vast amount of valuable information available that may help with your fight for justice.

Good luck to everyone and lets hope 2007 will bring us all the justice we deserve.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

An update on the update of the update?

Please refer to my last posting. I opened, what I was led to believe was the Council's response to my complaints (during the Xmas/new year holidays) only to find nothing more than a chronology of events and a load of excuses.

2nd January 2007 and I still haven't had a full response to the specific complaints/allegations that I submitted to the Ombudsman in March 2002 even though the Ombudsman said they would comeback on my complaint over 9 months ago.

Happy New year to all my visitors. The way things are going it looks like I will be here for many more.