Tag Archives: Anna Hemmings

GamCare optimises safer gambling for Rank Group employees

GamCare has formed a partnership with Rank Group to carry out safer gambling and social responsibility training for more than 1,400 of its employees.  Beginning this month until late November, the UK-based charity will deliver 150 days of training covering a range of areas relating to responsible gambling and customer interaction. This will include a he firms have outlined that …

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Ipsos underlines positive impact of TalkBanStop programme

The cross-charity TalkBanStop initiative has been broadly successful in its objectives, with participants suffering less harmful effects from gambling as a result. This is according to recent research by Ipsos and reported by GamCare, one of the three organisations involved in the safer gambling programme, together with Gamban and GamStop. Ipsos found that TalkBankStop – which has been installed 9,000 …

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GambleAware invests £2.5m into gambling harms prevention through Education Hubs across England & Wales

GambleAware has invested £2.5 million to expand The Gambling Education Hub Service (GEHS) to span across England and Wales.  The grant has been issued to safer gambling charity GamCare working alongside education partners YGAM and the Adferiad Recovery to expand GEHS programmes. Following a successful pilot in Scotland, GEHS – which helps prevent gambling harms among young people through early …

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Gamcare successfully helps ‘under-represented’ female problem gamblers

A report of GamCare’s training sessions for professionals has revealed that 85% of its participants improved their understanding of gambling harms – including how to identify women in need of support.   GamCare’s Women’s Programme looks to create systemic change across policy, research and treatment to address the under-representation of women seeking support and accessing treatment, throughout England, Scotland and Wales. …

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TalkBanStop secures funding for another year of operations

TalkBanStop will continue operating for another year, after receiving additional funding from a regulatory settlement approved by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The funding will allow TalkBanStop to provide its services until March 2023, with the initiative having originally been launched as a 12 month pilot programme last year, operated by the triple partnership of Gamcare, Gamban and Gamstop. All …

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Anna Hemmings: Public feel operators ‘are not doing their part’

GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings has argued that the general public do not feel that the betting and gaming firms ‘are doing their part’ as the UK government moves forward with its review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Publishing a statement to mark Safer Gambling Week 2021, Hemmings detailed that in collaboration with YouGov the charity surveyed 1,510 people who gamble …

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GamCare expands leadership team with frontline appointments 

GamCare has expanded its executive leadership team to enhance the management of its problem gambling treatment support network and cooperation with wider national stakeholders.  The charity has confirmed the promotion of Rachel (Ray) Hassan to the position of Director of Quality and Innovation, ensuring that GamCare continues to deliver the strategic objectives of its nationwide programmes. Hassan’s promotion follows her …

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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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GamCare highlights ‘huge value’ in TalkBanStop collaboration after survey

Following a survey by Ipsos Mori, GamCare has maintained confidence in its collaboration  and ‘common shared vision’ with Gamban and GAMSTOP revolving around the TalkBanStop initiative. According to Ipsos Mori’s research, people who have made use of all three layers of the provided support have gambled less and as a result experienced a reduction in gambling-related harms, in particular with …

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GamCare spikes in helpline calls following Paul Merson GMB interview 

GamCare has reported that its helpline registered a sudden influx in calls yesterday following Paul Merson’s interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) show.  The former Premier League footballer revealed his lived experience with gambling addiction and its harmful consequences on family and loved ones. Merson broke down in tears during the interview, revealing that he had relapsed on his …

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