GamCare boosted by GambleAware funding following appointment of new CEO

  • Anna Hemmings will step into her new role of GamCare’s CEO early next year
  • GambleAware will help GamCare to send positive messages to those with risky gambling behaviors

GamCare – who aim to provide support, information, guidance, and counselling to all those affected by problem gambling or gambling addiction – have earned the financial support of GambleAware, a similar non-profit group based in the United Kingdom.

GamCare Chairman Sir Ian Prosser
GamCare Chairman Sir Ian Prosser

This newly earned funding contract will see GamCare through until March 2021. It will let GamCare continue to provide free treatment and counselling services to all those who need it. They have offered such services as these since 1997, when they first set up their gambling helpline.

They are now hoping to ramp these services up, and coinciding with this exciting news is the announcement of their brand new chief executive officer Anna Hemmings, who will take up her post in January 2018.

Joining GamCare from her 5 years at Lifeline – which has a similar support-based premise – Hemmings will play an integral role in this ramping up process.

Insider opinions

GamCare’s chairman, Sir Ian Prosser, has expressed his delight at both having secured GambleAware’s funding and the appointment of new CEO Hemmings. Prosser notes that he has every confidence that Hemmings will be able to lead GamCare onwards and upwards.

Both reorganization efforts are said by GamCare themselves to have been made in an attempt to reach more people with their products and services. Indeed, the problem of gambling addiction is becoming increasingly prevalent, both inside the U.K. and beyond. So to reach and help more people is crucial.

And it’s not only the GamCare team that are thrilled about the funding agreement; GambleAware themselves – after what they are calling a “rigorous procurement process” – are confident that GamCare can “lead a network of other counselling services across Great Britain.”

Marc Etches, the CEO of GambleAware, notes that the funding will run between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2021, providing an agreement is reached about how the money will be spent. He highlights the safe, effective, and cost-effective delivery of services that positively target problem gambling.

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