Gambling Support Service
The aim of the Gambling Support Service is to reduce harmful gambling across the East Midlands within the most vulnerable communities. In order to achieve this, there are three practical elements to the project delivered both internally and externally. These include:
- Raising awareness of harmful gambling and advocating a public-health approach (attending networking events, fairs, forums and team meetings);
- Delivering bespoke front-line training to organisations who support clients with a distinct but overlapping issue such as debt or homelessness. The training, which is FREE and approximately 2 hours in length, equips front-line workers with the tools to support a harmful gambler in the short-term through identification and practical intervention, alongside an understanding of where to refer for long-term, specialist support. Training is conducted across the entire East Midlands region;
- Providing support to clients in Derby City, South Derbyshire and mid-Staffordshire either face-to-face or via telephone.
Only 2% of harmful gamblers receive the appropriate specialist support that they require, therefore it is crucial to continue the conversation and raise awareness of gambling across all boundaries of society.
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