GambleAware has announced its recent grant award process to build evidence of the experiences of women in relation to gambling harms, both as gamblers and “affected others.”
The 18-month programme is taking a mixed-methods, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach and will include roundtables, depth interviews and community committees with women with lived experience of gambling harms.
The research has been commissioned as part of GambleAware’s wider five-year organisational strategy, guided by an overarching vision of a society free from gambling harms.
Alison Clare, research director at GambleAware, said: “Women’s experiences of gambling harms are under-researched, often presented as homogenous and in terms of how they differ to men’s experiences.
“We are pleased to have awarded this grant to this strong multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team which will be drilling down into the experiences and needs of different communities of women.
“This is an important step towards ensuring GambleAware and others are commissioning the range of treatment and support services women want and will use.
“GambleAware is committed to delivering a whole-system public health approach to gambling harms and understanding the wider determinants that drive these – including gender, health, race, ethnicity and inequalities – is fundamental to achieving this.”