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GambleAware commissions pilot project to extend residential rehabilitation provision for gambling disorder


London, 10 January 2022: GambleAware has announced the outcome of its grant award process for a pilot project to extend the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) provision of residential rehabilitation for gambling disorder. 

GambleAware has commissioned Adferiad Recovery, working in partnership with Gordon Moody, to provide residential rehabilitation for adults presenting with gambling disorder and complexities, specifically co-morbid alcohol and/or substance use disorder. The winning bid outlined the ongoing partnership between the two organisations which reflects their shared values and complementary skills and expertise.

Informed by the needs of those with lived experience throughout the service design process, the two organisations have developed a common assessment framework, robust clinical governance and safeguarding measures to underpin the delivery of the plan. The proposed model allows individuals to direct their own treatment and proceed at their own pace, recognising that recovery is not linear. Service users, along with their families and loved ones, will be actively involved in the care planning process, creating a system that is person-centred, goal-orientated and strengths-based.

Though tailored to the individual, the treatment will broadly encompass the following:

  • Medically managed detoxification 
  • Acute mental health support / rehabilitation
  • Residential rehabilitation (gambling) 

Engaging hard-to-reach groups was a central part of Adferiad Recovery and Gordon Moody’s proposal, with a focus on including unrepresented groups in treatment, reducing barriers to access, and proactively supporting GambleAware in assertive engagement initiatives with people from ethnic minority communities, women, and younger people.

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.”