GambleAware publishes new maps showing levels of gambling harm and demand for support and treatment in Great Britain
GambleAware has released new data maps, showing the level of gambling harms in Great Britain at a local authority and parliamentary constituency level.
GambleAware, the leading charity commissioning gambling harm prevention and treatment services, has released new data maps, showing the level of gambling harms in Great Britain at a local authority and parliamentary constituency level, as well as demand and usage of support and treatment.
Produced by PoliMapper, the maps make it possible to see where in Great Britain there are higher levels of people experiencing gambling harm and where there is more usage and demand for treatment and support.
The maps are based on the widely used screening tool, the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI), and visually highlights the level of harm across different areas. This makes it easy to understand how many people are experiencing harm from gambling in different regions and who is at risk.
Publishing the maps builds on GambleAware’s regional-first approach to tackling gambling harms, which aims to ensure that people across Great Britain can find support for gambling harms in their local communities. GambleAware’s activities include developing a comprehensive partnership of treatment and support providers across Great Britain, the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN). Operating within local communities, regional NGSN providers work in partnership with third and public sector organisations to deliver a joined up, person centred approach for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing gambling harm.
GambleAware has also increased its campaign activity across the country, and engages with local authorities to identify what needs to be done in different regions to ensure access to the right treatment and support.
Anyone concerned about their gambling, or that of a loved one, can search GambleAware for free, confidential advice, tools and support. The National Gambling Helpline is also available on 0808 8020 133 and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.