Stockton’s Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee have published their report reviewing gambling in the borough. The focus is on gambling related harm and includes a series of recommendations about how to address the issue, mitigate risks and promote a safer approach to gambling.
Research by Leeds City Council identified a number of serious issues as to how gambling related support was being delivered, a lack of screening for gambling harm as well as a lack of awareness about the services available to frontline staff.
Wirral Council’s Director of Public Health has published their Annual Report (2018) which focuses on harmful gambling. In particular it looks at the impact on local residents and the importance of the issue in a public health context.
Public Health England (Yorkshire and Humberside) held a gambling masterclass looking at the different ways in which problem gambling and public health relate to each other. The presentations andassociated documents are available on their website.
In Brighton and Hove Public Health contributed significantly in the development of a Local Area Profile, or heat map, to identify social groups and geographic locations where gambling risk/vulnerability is greatest.
Harrow Council have used their website to highlight the issue of problem gambling and where citizens can obtain help and support.