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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Publish report and evaluation of Women’s Programme to address underrepresentation of women in advice and treatment services for gambling harms (GamCare)


June 2022

GamCare Women's Programme addresses the underrepresentation of women in provision of and access to appropriate treatment services for gambling harm. Between October 21 and March 22, 3,032 professionals were trained, exceeding our tagets by 50%, despite a rise in cancellations at times of increased Covid infections. Highlights:

  • Our Year 2, multi-strand evaluation by InFocus (opens in new tab) multi-strand evaluation by InFocus was completed and published, supported by internal workshops to disseminate and embed learning and recommendations.
  • Women's programme continues to contribute practice-based insights, lived experience insights and training expertise to two research consortia: Women and Gambling programme, led by IFF Research, with GamCare and University of Bristol (funded by GambleAware); KCL-led prgramme to establish a validated starter question for use by social care professionals (funded by NIHR).
  • We disseminated a comprehensive report from our Lived Experience survey, detailing the experiences of 61 women, across GamCare to embed learning into treatment and support practice teams.
  • We developed and implemented a Domestic Abuse policy for staff, with expert input from SafeLives, supported by training sessions for managers and other staff.

April 2021

GamCare Women's Programme aims to address underrepresentation of women in advice and treatment services for gambling harm. The team have delivered training to 5,883 professionals in 2020/21 and secured funding to continue efforts to reduce gambling-related harms experienced by women for a further 2-years. The detailed findings from the first two years of the programme are due to be published in Summer 2021.

November 2020

GamCare have published the first year report on delivering their Women's Programme to address underrepresentation of women in advice and treatment services. They have also secured further funding to extend the programme.

GamCare Women’s Programme Report Year One 2019 to 20 (opens in new tab)

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