Mia Gardner | 12 May 2021
The charity has outlined its new five-year strategy that is targeted at bolstering its social directions relating to the education, research and treatment of problem gambling and the impact it could have on vulnerable communities.
It stated that this new approach has been underpinned by focusing on four key objectives including:
In a statement, Kate Lampard of the chair of GambleAware trustees, said that the organisation’s vision is to create a society that protects everyone from gambling harms. This includes putting measures in place that help assure responsible gambling BC activities, such as providing the right treatment to those with gambling disorders. This will help to sustain rates of recovery comparable to other addictions.
In order to help turn this vision into a reality, it is essential that Gambling Aware makes gambling harms clearly understood to everyone in the community. It is vital that the mechanisms for effective and responsible gambling are in place so that those who are experiencing gambling harms are able to access the support that they need.
Central to the design of the strategy of Gamble Aware is the long-term financial commitment of operators to help fund the necessary directives. By securing funding like this, the organisation said that it has been able to help evolve its operating structure so as to fulfil its duties. Plus, it is also now able to invest in more responsible gambling BC measures and ensure gamblers guides are readily available to players.
As it moves forward, the charity’s increased investment will be based on an approach to public health. This will mean that it can deliver a program of work that best demonstrates leadership in establishing, developing and maintain a coordinated network of responsible gambling services.
Furthermore, this approach will allow for the growth and collaboration of the National Gambling Treatment Service and will help ensure service provision in the future. The charity has enlisted over 40 programs that span research, education, evaluation and treatment in order to help it reach its goals.