GamCare, Gamban and Gamstop have revealed that their joint collective has secured funding from GambleAware for a three-year extension, which will provide problem gamblers with support.
TalkBanStop, the group’s name for the collaboration, has so far provided over 12,000 people with Gamban’s blocking software, provided GamCare’s personal support personnel and offered Gamstop’s self-exclusion scheme to problem gamblers.
The partnership was originally launched in 2020 and has now had its funding extended for a further three years by GambleAware, following an Ipsos evaluation in 2022 that found TalkBanStop was effective in helping those struggling with gambling addiction.
Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive at GamCare, commented: “We’re delighted to secure long-term, sustainable funding for the TalkBanStop partnership and to continue delivering towards our shared aspiration of reducing gambling-related harms.
“What we’ve seen over the past few years is that people are giving themselves the best possible chance to stop gambling when they use all three steps of TalkBanStop, which is why it’s so vital there is no pause in the free availability of these tools and support.”
Meanwhile, Anna Hargrave, Chief Commissioning Officer at GambleAware, added: “As commissioners of the National Gambling Support Network, we understand the importance of making sure people have access to the tools, help and support they need. This is why we’re delighted to announce our continued funding of TalkBanStop and its providers as they continue to do this.
“Since its launch, the TalkBanStop partnership has provided vital support to thousands of people experiencing gambling harms, with its layered approach offering a range of tools to help tackle the often complex needs of those who need help most.”
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