GambleAware renames the NGTS and doubles its funding
GambleAware’s recently renamed National Gambling Support Network will be focusing on a regional approach to problem gambling support.
The charity has built a network of treatment specialists to focus its newly renamed NGSN on providing a regional support approach that will ensure that problem gamblers get the right amount of assistance in a timely manner.
Its regional approach will involve optimized treatment provider referrals, meaning that the NGSN will direct people looking for support to their local specialists who will then help them with their gambling problems.
The network will also be focusing its efforts on early intervention, aiming to counteract gambling harms before they severely affect the lives of vulnerable gamblers. This will have a number of benefits for the involved parties, with one of them being less pressure exerted on the United Kingdom’s NHS.
The Chief Commissioning Officer of BeGambleAware, Anna Hargrave, remarked:
“Being one of the United Kingdom’s leading charities focusing on gambling harms, we are delighted to introduce our new NGSN initiative and our increased funding for it. Being built on a robust foundation of knowledge, the NGSN features an excellent network of treatment providers who are going to be instrumental in helping those affected by gambling harms. Our new regional approach will give us the opportunity to collaborate with smaller treatment specialists and local government authorities, which will expand our reach immensely on the local level.”
Lastly, the organization mentioned that it will be involving people with past experiences of various gambling harms by collecting their feedback to improve its treatment efforts and expand its positive impact in the country’s gambling market.