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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Maintain and co-ordinate the lived experience forum ensuring people with lived experience are fully involved in action to reduce gambling harm, and to inform the delivery of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (the ALLIANCE)


June 2022

The ALLIANCE continute to host Lived Experience Forum meetings every 6 weeks. The Forum has worked together to identify and indentified further focused priority areas for action in Scotland:

  1. Challenge the normalisation of gambling
  2. Tackle stigma
  3. Introduce treatment and support
  4. Increase regulation of online gambling
  5. Introduce a statutory levy

Forum meetings have also been joined by external stakeholders including: *Scottish Government *COSLA *Gordon Moody *Tackling Gambling Stigma *Scottish Recovery Consortium

Recruitment has continued to suistain membership of the Forum and to include wider voices:

The ALLIANCE also continue to attend and contribute to the Scottish Strategy Implementation Group.

April 2021

Event reports: Programme Launch event report July 2020: Event defining Terms of Reference August 2020: Event agreeing key priorities for the Forum: Launch of the Forum December 2020. Subsequent meeting reports being agreed with members. Will be shared once ready.

November 2020

The ALLIANCE's engagement activity undertaken so far and planned to continue will lead to agreed terms of reference and identified key priority areas. The Lived Experience Forum is on track to launch Dec 2020/Jan 2021.

News item updating on Programme’s progress:

The ALLIANCE outlines plans to set up a lived experience forum on gambling harms (opens in new tab)

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