- GambleAware has commissioned Adferiad Recovery, working in partnership with Gordon Moody, to deliver a three-year pilot project to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for gambling disorder.
- The new service will be focused on gambling disorder and complexities, specifically co-morbid presentation among service users.
London, 10 January 2022: GambleAware has announced the outcome of its grant award process for a pilot project to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for gambling disorder.
GambleAware has commissioned Adferiad Recovery, working in partnership with Gordon Moody, to provide residential rehabilitation for adults presenting with gambling disorder and complexities, specifically co-morbid alcohol and/or substance use disorder. The winning bid outlined the ongoing partnership between the two organisations which reflects their shared values and complementary skills and expertise.
Informed by the needs of those with lived experience throughout the service design process, the two organisations have developed a common assessment framework, robust clinical governance and safeguarding measures to underpin the delivery of the plan. The proposed model allows individuals to direct their own treatment and proceed at their own pace, recognising that recovery is not linear. Service users, along with their families and loved ones, will be actively involved in the care planning process, creating a system that is person-centred, goal-orientated and strengths-based.
Though tailored to the individual, the treatment will broadly encompass the following:
- Medically managed detoxification
- Acute mental health support/rehabilitation
- Residential rehabilitation (gambling)
Engaging hard-to-reach groups was a central part of Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody’s proposal, with a focus on including unrepresented groups in treatment, reducing barriers to access, and proactively supporting GambleAware in assertive engagement initiatives with people from ethnic minority communities, women, and younger people.
Anna Hargrave, Chief Commissioning Officer at GambleAware, said: “Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody’s proposal identified clear opportunities that can be delivered through a collaborative approach.
“We are pleased to have awarded this grant to these two highly experienced organisations and see it as an important step towards increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the National Gambling Treatment Service to ensure many more people get the help and support they need.”
- GambleAware is an independent charity (Charity No. England & Wales 1093910, Scotland SC049433) that champions a public health approach to preventing gambling harms – see www.begambleaware.org/for-professionals/about-us
- GambleAware is a commissioner of independent evidence-informed prevention and treatment services in partnership with expert organisations and agencies across Great Britain, with over £56 million of funding under active management.
- In April 2021 GambleAware published a new five-year strategy which defined the charity’s vision of a society where people are safe from gambling harms. This vision is based on a whole-system approach, which acknowledges the many other organisations, networks and individuals, including those who have lived experience of gambling harms, that already play a key role across the system, or have the potential to do so in the future. Alongside this, GambleAware outlined its four key strategic priorities and four commissioning objectives which will help guide the charity as it strives to achieve its vision.
- In partnership with gambling treatment providers, GambleAware has spent several years methodically building structures for commissioning a coherent system of brief intervention and treatment services, with clearly defined care pathways and established referral routes to and from the NHS – a National Gambling Treatment Service.
- GambleAware produces public health campaigns including ‘Bet Regret’ and is responsible for the design and delivery of the campaign based on best practice in public health education. See: www.begambleaware.org/for-professionals/safer-gambling-campaign.