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Links to other support agencies

This page contains links to other support organisations, both within the UK and internationally, for harmful gambling and related issues, as well as research agencies, Government and regulatory bodies and Trade Associations. GamCare is not responsible for the content of the websites listed within this page. Links from this site do not imply any endorsement by GamCare of particular organisations or services.

Counselling, Support and Residential Care (UK)

Debt Management

  • Advice UK provides links to a wide range of advice organisations at
  • StepChange Debt Charity provides debt counselling. If you are thinking about taking on a debt management plan (DMP), StepChange Debt Charity provide realistic advice and a DMP with no fees attached. Visit StepChange Debt Remedy – their anonymous, online debt advice service:
  • You can also find free, unbiased and independent advice through the Money Advice Service:

Free debt help and management:

Other services available to help:

Loan sharks

A loan shark is a moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest, typically under illegal conditions. The Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a specialist agency that prosecutes loan sharks and supports people affected by this crime.

To report a loan shark to the Stop Loan Sharks project, ( call the 24/7 confidential hotline on 0300 555 2222, or text 07860 022 116. All calls are confidential and you can remain anonymous if you wish.

You can also email [email protected], or report a loan shark online.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) & Gam-Anon

Employment Support

Looking for support from outside the UK?

View international support contacts here.

Government and Regulators

Trade Associations – Gambling Industry

UK Research

International Research

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