The Council will be made up of individuals who have experienced gambling harm, or have been impacted by gambling harms. It will work with GambleAware and its board of trustees, to help guide its future strategy using their personal experience and expertise.
Members will be expected to provide independent advice to shape GambleAware’s programmes and activities, while helping to guide the charity’s governance and development strategies.
The Council will also have an advising seat at all board meetings.
“We are committed to meaningful and inclusive involvement of those with lived experience of gambling harms to ensure their voice is amplified across all areas of our work,” said Zoë Osmond, CEO of GambleAware. “As an imperative step in this process, we are pleased to be launching and opening the call for applications for GambleAware’s new Lived Experience Council.
“I strongly encourage all those who are interested in being part of this new venture, to please get in touch.
“The new Council and community members will bring their unique insight, expertise, and knowledge to GambleAware and help us in creating a society free from gambling harms.”
In addition to the Council, GambleAware is also building a community of individuals who would inform the charity’s day-to-day work.