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GamCare is an independent UK charity which provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales. The organisation was established in 1997.
|Industry||Gambling, mental health|
|Sir Ian Prosser, Chairman|
|£4.2 million (2018)|
GamCare provides a variety of services for problem gamblers and others who are impacted by someone else's gambling. The organisation operates the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat through their website, provides online help and free face-to-face treatment across England, Scotland and Wales through a partner network. GamCare also provides training and materials to the gambling industry to improve social responsibility and player protection. Training programmes provide attendees with vital insights on how to recognise the signs of problem gambling behaviour and advice on how to interact with players to achieve a positive outcome.
The Safer Gambling StandardEdit
The Safer Gambling Standard is the social responsibility quality standard for licensed gambling operators. The Standard is a set of best practice standards developed out of a combination of academic evidence in Responsible Gambling practices, GamCare service user input, and GamCare’s knowledge and experience from over 20 years of work with those affected by problem gambling, and the gambling industry itself.
GamCare Youth ServicesEdit
GamCare provides a Youth Outreach Programme offering interactive workshops for young people as well as training for the professionals that support them, (such as teachers, youth workers etc).