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Local Authority Services

As the leading national provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.

Problem gambling can present a challenge to local authorities as it links to a range of services, such as licencing, community safety, children and families and housing/homelessness.

GamCare is uniquely positioned to support your local authority by developing an integrated strategy to address gambling harms in the community, from promoting safer play through to targeting those with increased risk and ensuring those affected by gambling harms, have access to effective support and treatment.

At GamCare, we are able to work across local authorities to provide a holistic response to problem gambling in each local area. We have developed knowledge and expertise relevant to a range of stakeholders working in frontline roles across your area and have developed training for teachers, GP’s, police and probation workers, youth workers and many more.

Our Services

GamCare offers a range of paid-for training, consultancy, auditing and engagement services, all underpinned by an expert advice and treatment service, which is available completely free of charge across Great Britain.

We have been particularly active within:

We work to build a better understanding of gambling related harms among your staff, including how it can impact clients or service users, and to create opportunities to ask about gambling so that they can guide those affected into the appropriate treatment and support.

GamCare offers free training with these programmes mentioned above and there are further options for extended, paid for sessions.

We can also provide your area with direct outreach and engagement services, which will:

  • Provide a specific gambling outreach service embedded within your local community;
  • Engage with stakeholders across Local Authorities, operating a no-wrong door policy to ensure anyone, at any stage, can be supported;
  • Operate from local authority or other desired premises;
  • Link service users directly into the GamCare treatment network where further support is needed.

For more information, please email us at [email protected] or contact us on 020 7801 7000 to find out more about our tailored offers.



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