UK GAMBLEAWARE ANNOUNCES NEW FIVE-YEAR STRATEGY PLEDGING TO DELIVER AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PREVENT GAMBLING HARMS
LONDON, 28TH APRIL 2021: GambleAware has as we speak revealed its new Organisational Strategy incorporating commissioning, analysis, communications, and the broader enterprise, guided by the long-term imaginative and prescient of a society secure from playing harms.
The five-year Organisational Technique is underpinned by 4 key commissioning aims, which embody:
- growing consciousness and understanding of playing harms;
- rising entry to companies and scale back playing hurt inequalities;
- constructing capability amongst well being and neighborhood companies to reply higher to playing harms;
- enhancing the coherence, accessibility, range, and effectiveness of the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service.
Longer-term monetary commitments from the playing trade have made it attainable for GambleAware to focus, not merely on grant making and procurement of companies, however on funding in stopping playing harms for the long run. Elevated funding might be based mostly on a public well being strategy, underpinned by the three tiers of hurt prevention (common, selective, and indicated). The brand new strategy will imply GambleAware can ship a programme of labor that demonstrates management in establishing, growing, and sustaining a co-ordinated community of companies. It should allow additional collaboration and development of the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service and guarantee future service provision constantly delivers excessive requirements of care and good outcomes.
Collaboration between GambleAware and well being and neighborhood companies is integral to pursuing the imaginative and prescient of a society secure from playing harms. Efficient prevention requires a coherent and coordinated ‘complete system strategy’, which acknowledges the various different organisations, networks, and people – together with those that have lived expertise of playing harms – that already play a key position throughout the system, or which have the potential to take action sooner or later. This ‘complete system strategy’ is meant to make sure that clear prevention messages, robust referral routes, and strong care pathways are in place for all people in want of assist.
GambleAware’s technique lists greater than 40 programmes, throughout analysis, analysis, schooling, and therapy to realize its imaginative and prescient of a society secure from playing hurt. Actions embody delivering enhancements to the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service and collaborating with suppliers to determine clear therapy pathways. Different programmes are the co-commissioning of place-based hubs; coaching programmes for religion leaders and debt advisors; new youth schooling hubs; a focused ladies’s prevention marketing campaign; and analysis programmes to construct information of the lived experiences of playing harms amongst ladies and minority communities.
These tailor-made, focused tasks are supposed to serve the twin function of delivering best-in-class commissioning, while additionally encouraging statutory our bodies to comply with swimsuit. GambleAware is working towards a future during which the NHS and different statutory our bodies take the lead in commissioning prevention and therapy companies, while persevering with to obtain assist from the voluntary and personal sectors.
Zoë Osmond, CEO of GambleAware, stated: “Following an in depth session, it’s clear that GambleAware and different organisations want to work collectively to realize a society that’s secure from playing harms. Due to better certainty in funding, we are actually in a position to develop and implement longer-term commissioning plans to work in direction of a society the place fewer folks expertise playing harms and be certain that those that do, obtain well timed and efficient assist.
“Over the subsequent 5 years, we’ll work to construct the accessibility and effectiveness of the Nationwide Playing Remedy Service and guarantee it’s recognised as a powerful coalition of therapy companies and prevention actions, delivered in collaboration with the NHS and others. By 2026, we hope to have made important progress in direction of our imaginative and prescient, but additionally wish to be certain that these programmes will proceed to be sustained past the five-year time period of this technique.”