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GambleAware boosts funding for National Gambling Support Network

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On Monday, GambleAware unveiled a number of changes made to its National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) in the United Kingdom.

In its release, the independent charity confirmed that the NGTS had undergone a name change to the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN) and would receive twice the regular funding starting next year. The network was created to attend to the needs of people suffering from gambling harm in the country.

The new service aims to improve referral routes and, in the process, enable local providers to access the condition of individuals in order to place them in the appropriate treatment service.

GambleAware also stated that the NGSN would “deliver a regional-first approach, improving referral routes and ensuring individuals receive the right support at the right time”. The initiative includes an array of third-sector treatment providers that give people affected by problem gambling confidential support without judgment or cost.

The Chief Commissioning Officer of GambleAware, Anna Hargrave, stated that the charity would continue to invest in the network to provide treatment and support for people suffering from problem gambling.

“As the country’s leading commissioner in this sector, we’re delighted to announce the new National Gambling Support Network and our increase in investment for those experiencing gambling harm,” she said.

“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 ensured that individuals that have lived through experiences related to gambling harm would be a part of the network’s new design. Their views will help the NGSN stay on track in meeting the needs of problem gamblers and other affected parties.

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