Detailed needs assessments

Gambling Related Harm Health Needs Assessment 2018

GamblingHarmful gambling is defined as any type of repetitive gambling that disrupts or damages personal, family or recreational pursuits. It can have many and varied impact, including on an individual’s physical and mental health, relationships, housing and finances, and affect a wide range of people, such as families, colleagues and wider local communities.

Evidence suggests that certain groups are more vulnerable to problem gambling including children and young people, people with mental health issues, certain minority ethnic groups, the unemployed, homeless people, those with low intellectual functioning, people with financially constrained circumstances and those living in deprived areas.

To discover more about the impact of problem gambling in Swindon and the current support services available, a rapid health needs assessment (HNA) was undertaken to:

The HNA makes four recommendations in the areas of licensing, planning, data collection and work with young people.

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