Recorded Webinar: How To Give Excellent Customer Service For Vulnerable People

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Contact centres often struggle to deal with vulnerable customers.

From people suffering from dementia, learning disabilities, as well as physical disabilities such deafness and blindness, contact centres need to be able to provide great customer service, with care and dignity. The same techniques can also apply to non-native speakers.

In this webinar we looked at the best ways to give consistent service to vulnerable people.


  • Introductions – Jonty Pearce, Call Centre Helper
  • Jacqui Crawley, KMB

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  • Mike Murphy, Genesys

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Topics to be discussed

  • Security problems – passwords and account access
  • Selling to customers with learning difficulties
  • Avoiding patronising customers
  • Agent training
  • Listening without interrupting
  • Encouraging empathy
  • Not hiding behind the data protection act
  • The role of technology
  • Improved security using biometrics
  • Use of Different channels
  • Identifying vulnerable customer in the CRM system
  • Skills based routing for key customer groups
  • Top Tips from the Audience
  • Winning tip – “Make time in team meetings/huddles/briefings to discuss difficult calls and share how you cope/practice self-care at work. We often have very difficult conversations about sensitive topics and having that time and space bi-weekly to discuss it openly and honestly helps our team to feel bonded and better handle those difficult conversations with people in vulnerable situation” thanks to Mary10.

Original Webinar date: November 2018

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This webinar was brought to you by Call Centre Helper and is sponsored by Genesys.

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