The rebranded UK National Gambling Treatment Service, formerly known as GambleAware’s NGTS, will now be called the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN), with GambleAware doubling its funding for the service.
The National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS), which is funded by the gaming industry grant-making organization GambleAware, has undergone a rebranding and will now be known as the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN).
GambleAware, the gaming industry-funded charity, has revealed that it will increase funding for its National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) and rebrand it as the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN). The service will offer a region-first approach and prioritize early intervention and improved referral routes, while still maintaining existing resources and support for those affected by gambling harm.
According to Anna Hargrave, GambleAware’s Chief Commissioning Officer, the National Gambling Support Network and increased investment for those affected by gambling harm are significant steps for the leading commissioner in this sector. Hargrave added that the NGSN is based on a robust foundation that unites an exceptional network of regional providers, which are potent agents of change working to cater to people’s requirements. Through a regional-first approach, the charity aims to create new opportunities to collaborate with other local services and government agencies. By broadening their reach at a local level and engaging with local authorities or the criminal justice sector, GambleAware can further assist those affected by gambling.
“The NGSN is built on strong foundations and brings together a network of excellent regional providers, who are strong agents of change working to meet people’s needs.
“By taking a regional first approach we hope to create new opportunities to work with other local services and government agencies. By broadening our reach at a local level and engaging with local authorities or the criminal justice sector, for example, means we can further help those experiencing harm from gambling.”
GambleAware made an announcement last week about providing a £350,000 grant to fund research into gambling stigmatisation. The research will be conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the University of Wolverhampton to investigate how stigma and discrimination affect people who have been impacted by gambling harms. According to GambleAware, there have been limited studies conducted in this area so far.
Thank you for the information. However, I will need more specific details about the research, such as the name of the study and the groups that were identified as having a heightened risk of gambling harm.