GambleAware’s new 5-year Organisational Strategy incorporates specific plans for commissioning, research, communications, and the wider business. It is guided by the long-term vision of a society safe from gambling harms.
The financial commitment from the industry enables GambleAware to invest in preventing gambling harms for the long term. The charity has already started this process, with over 40 programmes, across research, evaluation, education and treatment outlined in the new strategy.
All funding activities will become aligned to GambleAware’s new 4 commissioning objectives:
- Developing awareness and understanding of gambling harms.
- Increasing access to services and reduce gambling harm inequalities.
- Building capacity among health and community services to respond better to gambling harms.
- Improving the coherence, accessibility, diversity, and effectiveness of the National Gambling Treatment Service.
GambleAware will also continue to invest in the development of our existing lived experience networks, improve capacity within the National Gambling Treatment Service, including structured aftercare and long-term follow-up. Targeted campaigns such as the National Gambling Treatment service women’s campaign and Bet Regret will also continue and there will be further investment of BeGambleAware.org, to maintain a single point of reference for all stakeholders about keeping people safe from gambling harms.
In keeping with a “whole systems approach” to prevention, GambleAware will continue to collaborate with the government, NHS, public health agencies, local authorities, and voluntary sector organisations to help achieve a society safe from gambling harms.
A webinar on the strategy was held on 28 April and is available to watch below: