GambleAware enlists Adferiad Recovery to extend NGTS residential rehabilitation

By | January 10, 2022

GambleAware has commissioned Adferiad Recovery to provide residential rehabilitation for adults with gambling disorders and complexities, as it looks to expand its offering of the services.

Adferiad Recovery, will work in partnership with Gordon Moody in a three-year pilot project to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for gambling disorder.

The three partners intend to bolster the service to provide it to adults suffering from alcohol and/or substance abuse disorders, with treatment broadly covering medically managed detoxification, acute mental health support/rehabilitation and residential rehabilitation for gambling.

Anna Hargrave, Chief Commissioning Officer at GambleAware, said: “Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody’s proposal identified clear opportunities that can be delivered through a collaborative approach. 

“We are pleased to have awarded this grant to these two highly experienced organisations and see it as an important step towards increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the National Gambling Treatment Service to ensure many more people get the help and support they need.”

Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody were chosen following a grant award process, with the duo having detailed a focus on engaging hard-to-reach groups, particularly underrepresented groups in treatment.

Additional goals include reducing barriers to access and ‘proactively supporting’ GambleAware in assertive engagement initiatives with ehtnic minority communities, women and young people.

The partnership has seen Adferiad and Gordon Moody develop a common assessment framework, clinical governance and safeguarding measures to underpin the delivery of the plan, informed by lived experience. 

As a result, the duo aim to offer a model allowing individuals to direct their own treatment, with service users – along with their family members – actively involved in the care planning process to create a ‘person-centred, goal-orientated and strengths-based’ system.

The focus on ethnic minority communities and other underrepresented groups builds on GambleAware’s previous policies in this area, which most recently saw the charity launch a £300,000 research project into minority groups’ experience of gambling related harm.

GambleAware chose Ipsos Mori and the University of Manchester, working in cooperation with ClearView Research, to take the helm of the 18-month research project.

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