GambleAware has opened a tender for a pilot project to run a new ‘residential rehabilitation programme’ for gambling disorders, which will form part of the wider National Gambling Treatment Service.
As the UK’s principal problem gambling RET charity, GambleAware cites that its new rehabilitation programme will maintain a specific focus on ‘complex and co-morbid presentation amongst service users’.
GambleAware requires a specialised programme to address treatment gaps, in which the charity will support the winning project with an estimated funding of £1 million over a period of three years.
“Based on the existing treatment landscape we know that there are gaps in the provision of residential care to address co-occurring health needs, including mental health problems and complexities,” GambleAware’s tender statement read.
The need to offer better residential rehabilitation care has been supported by findings of the ‘Treatment Needs’ and ‘Gap Analysis’ reports, in addition to GambleAware’s Annual Statistics for the National Gambling Treatment Service.
GambleAware has launched its project tender, seeking bids from qualified organisations experienced in treating victims in rehabilitation coping with addiction complexities and co-morbid factors such as alcohol or substance abuse.
The tender for pilot project submissions will be open until Friday 16 July. GambleAware disclosed that it would host an ‘engagement event’ on Friday 18 June, providing a detailed briefing and questions sessions for organisation that wish to submit a proposal.
It said: “Interested bidders should demonstrate strong competency in the treatment of gambling disorder, as the primary diagnosis, as well as the clinical management of co-occurring health needs, including mental health conditions and substance misuse.”