GambleAware publishes new interactive maps to establish locational demand for assist
he maps point out that sure areas have the next take up of playing therapy and assist, while others point out a better reported demand for or consciousness of providers.
The charity’s annual GB therapy and assist survey produced a nationally consultant overview of reported demand and utilization of therapy and assist, in addition to an estimate of the prevalence of playing harms. This survey outlined variations in playing participation, utilization and reported demand for therapy and assist, damaged down by space. Based mostly on this analysis, GambleAware has produced interactive maps to help in understanding these geographical variations, and to assist inform responses by native authorities and wards.
The interactive maps point out the place sure areas have the next take up of playing therapy and assist, in addition to the place there’s a better reported demand for, or consciousness of, these providers. It’s key to notice that present efforts to handle playing harms might affect ranges of therapy and assist uptake, in addition to that the maps are based mostly on a single set of knowledge and can’t present a precise outcome. GambleAware recommends that native authorities use the maps along with native information and knowledge related to playing harms.
In areas the place there’s a reportedly larger reported demand for playing therapy or assist, GambleAware encourages native authorities to do extra to advertise the prevailing assist accessible by means of the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service.
Alison Clare, Analysis, Info and Information Director at GambleAware, stated: “We wish to help native authorities and providers in delivering the very best therapy and assist for playing harms of their space. These new interactive maps can be utilized to establish shortfalls between therapy and assist providers and prevalence of playing participation and harms, which can be utilized to tell native responses. The present assist accessible by means of the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service can be utilized to assist tackle these shortfalls.”