Funding to support people who have experienced gambling harms
Citizens Advice Wirral are delighted to have been awarded funding from GambleAware to aid the long-term recovery of people who have experienced gambling harms.
The project will support people across Liverpool City Region – Wirral, Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and Sefton – to help them with their longer term recovery from gambling harm. The project will provide advice and personal support to help people sustain their recovery from gambling harm. The project will help improve people’s confidence and self belief in their abilities as well as improving their health and wellbeing.
Citizens Advice Wirral are working in partnership with Beacon Counselling Trust, who provide a range of services including Counselling to help people affected by harmful gambling on the project.
Carol Johnson-Eyre Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Wirral said:
“We are delighted to have received this funding from GambleAware to support people longer term to recover from harmful gambling across Liverpool City Region. Over the next three years, we will work closely with Beacon Counselling Trust to find out what matters to those who have had treatment for harmful gambling and their families and support them longer term. What matters to them may be trying new hobbies, developing new friendship groups, reconnecting with their families or dealing with issues they are facing such as relationship breakdown, debts, or loss of employment. We will help people maintain their recovery and provide a safety net that will mean they are less likely to go back to harmful gambling”
To find out more about the funding go to https://www.begambleaware.org/news/gambleaware-awards-ps2m-funding-organisations-across-great-britain-help-people-long-term