GamCare has announced that it has secured another three years of vital funding from GambleAware. These funds will be used to support the work of the charity which helps those suffering from results of problem gambling.
Who is GamCare?
GamCare is one of the leading charities for help and advice around problem gambling and has been since it was launched in 1997. It runs the National Gambling Helpline which is free to call 24 hours a day and promotes safer gambling. It also helps those suffering from problem gambling by investing in treatment.
The key goals of GamCare are to provide everyone with access to gambling support, investing in evidence-based treatment, ensuring the integrity of the company and making gambling harms more recognisable amongst the wider public.
How the New Funds Will Be Used
As we previously mentioned, GamCare has been running the National Gambling Helpline for over 25 years and it runs 24 hours a day. Much of this new funding from GambleAware will be used to fund and continue this service which has helped so many problem gamblers across the UK.
Funds from GambleAware will also be targeted to improving the digital tools available and improving treatment services across different regions including London, Scotland the North East and the South East.
GamCare has also agreed to work with other partners both regionally and nationally to support the overall National Gambling Support Network from GambleAware. The key goals of this project are to improve access to support and treatment that will help those suffering from problem gambling and taking away any excess barriers that are in place. The project wants to make it as easy as possible for people to reach out and get the help that they need.
The Chief Executive of GamCare, Anna Hemmings, has welcomed these new funds and has said that the organisation is looking forward to working with other organisations in the National Gambling Support Network for a common goal.