GamCare joins NGSN to broaden gambling harm support access

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GamCare has joined the National Gambling Support Network and secured three years of funding from GambleAware to continue supporting people that have been harmed by gambling. 

The extension will allow the gambling support charity to continue to run the National Gambling Helpline, which it has operated for the past 25 years, with a focus on widening accessibility and choice for those that need it.

Joining the NGSN, GamCare will improve its digital tools and resources to make sure both self-help and direct support is available to those that seek support.

The funding will also help the charity to bolster its regional services and treatment, working closer with partners in London, Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland, South East, the East Midlands and the North East, as well as other providers across Great Britain.

“We are delighted with the outcome of the commissioning process and to be able to continue providing free, confidential support to anyone impacted by gambling nationally,” commented Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive at GamCare.

As part of the NGSN, GamCare will help improve access to the support network and the National Gambling Helpline, reduce barriers to receiving help including digitalising its services, collaborate with other gambling support organisations and ensure all support services are continuously looking to improve and are designed for those that use them.

Hemmings added: “Having secure, sustainable funding provides a fantastic opportunity for us to look long-term at how we deliver services that can best support people and communities to reduce gambling harms. 

“We look forward to collaborating with other partner organisations in the National Gambling Support Network.”

Back in February, GamCare introduced MyGamCare, a free-to-use online portal designed to help increase the online support available to those that could be struggling with their gambling.