This year, GamCare is joining the #givingtuesday movement.
We want to use the campaign to raise the profile of our education and awareness work with young people, and the frontline teams who work directly with young and vulnerable people.
As well as sponsoring a youth-specific website at www.BigDeal.org.uk, GamCare is currently fundraising to create three regional ‘youth hubs’ in Bristol, Birmingham and the North West (covering Manchester and Liverpool), as well as expanding our youth education services in London.
These youth hubs will fund youth outreach workers to provide free of charge workshops and training in their local areas, as well as materials and screening tools to assist local youth services and teachers in identifying young people at risk. Each youth hub will also provide referrals to specialist treatment for young people who are experiencing or vulnerable to gambling-related harm.
Dirk Hansen, CEO at GamCare, says:
“Our work aims to ensure that young people can access honest, accurate and relevant information about gambling and make informed choices about whether they choose to gamble. As a result of this programme, young people will also be able to access help and support tailored for them should they need it.”
You can find more information about our plans for #givingtuesday on our website