GambleAware has released new data maps, showing the level of gambling harms in Great Britain at a local authority and parliamentary constituency level, as well as demand and usage of support and treatment.
Produced by PoliMapper, the maps make it possible to see where in Great Britain there are higher levels of people experiencing gambling harm and where there is more usage and demand for treatment and support.
The maps are based on the widely used screening tool, the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI), and visually highlight the level of harm across different areas. This makes it easy to understand how many people are experiencing harm from gambling in different regions and who are at risk.
Publishing the maps builds on GambleAware’s regional-first approach to tackling gambling harms, which aims to ensure that people across Great Britain can find support for gambling harms in their local communities. GambleAware’s activities include developing a comprehensive partnership of treatment and support providers across Great Britain, the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN). Operating within local communities, regional NGSN providers work in partnership with third and public-sector organisations to deliver a joined-up, person-centred approach for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing gambling harm.
GambleAware has also increased its campaign activity across the country and engages with local authorities to identify what needs to be done in different regions to ensure access to the right treatment and support.