GambleAware seeks two new members of Lived Experience Council
The Council plays a pivotal role in shaping GambleAware's short and long-term future plans.
GambleAware is seeking two new members to join the charity's Lived Experience Council (LEC).
GambleAware launched its new Lived Experience Council (LEC) last year. The Council plays a pivotal role in shaping the organisation's short and long-term future plans and is comprised entirely of people with lived experience of gambling harms, including those who have been affected by others people’s gambling.
The LEC consists of up to 12 members, including a Chair. Currently, there are two vacant seats that GambleAware is recruiting for.
Applications are encouraged from individuals from groups that are disproportionately affected by gambling harms, currently underrepresented and from minority communities. In particular:
- young adults in the 18-25 age group;
- Welsh residents;
- members of minority groups (e.g. religious, ethnic or language minority);
- individuals with a disability;
- individuals from socially excluded groups.
Ben Howard, Chair of the Lived Experience Council, said: "With the launch of two seats on the Lived Experience Council, I can’t express enough how fantastic it is to be involved in the strategic development of GambleAware, which brings together a range of voices from those with lived experience and those affected by another person’s gambling’.
"We have made great strides since forming and are excited to engage and welcome two new members to assist us in this vital work going forward and we hope to see representation of all communities on the Council.
"GambleAware are committed to the voices, development and expertise lived experience brings to achieving its mission to prevent and tackle gambling harms."
To find out more about the Council, please read this information pack.
To apply please complete this application form.
Alongside establishing its new Lived Experience Council, GambleAware is also building a community of individuals who are willing to share their experience and knowledge of gambling harms to inform its day-to-day work.