Responsible gambling charity GambleAware has commissioned a pilot project designed to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for those with gambling disorders.
Adferiad Recovery, in tandem with residential rehabilitation centre Gordon Moody, will provide rehabilitation for adults exhibiting gambling disorder and associated effects such as alcohol or substance abuse.
The proposed framework will allow individuals to run their rehabilitation programmes at their own pace, utilising input from friends and loved ones.
Rehabilitation programmes will include medically managed detoxification as well as acute mental health support.
Anna Hargrave, chief commissioning officer at GambleAware, said: “Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody’s proposal identified clear opportunities that can be delivered through a collaborative approach.
“We are pleased to have awarded this grant to these two highly experienced organisations and see it as an important step towards increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the National Gambling Treatment Service to ensure many more people get the help and support they need.”
The project represents GambleAware’s latest attempt to tackle the issue of gambling related harm. The charity issued a £300,000 grant to support new research into the lived experiences gambling harms within minority communities back in December. GambleAware also recommissioned Scottish charity Fast Forward in November, in addition to awarding a £250,000 grant for research into gambling harms experienced by women.