GamCare – helping those affected by gambling related harms


What is Gambling related harm?  Gambling related harms are generally defined as ‘the adverse financial, personal and social consequences to gamblers, their families and wider social networks, that can be caused by gambling’.  It is estimated that there are up to 400,000 people experiencing harm because of their gambling behaviour in the UK, and another 2 million people could be at risk (Gambling Commission, 2018). Some estimates suggest that for every gambler experiencing harm, between 6 and 10 additional people such as friends, family or co-workers are also affected (Citizen’s Advice, 2018).  Individuals impacted by gambling related harms may experience financial difficulties, mental health problems, relationship difficulties and more. [...]

GamCare – helping those affected by gambling related harms2021-10-27T16:21:17+01:00

Back on Track: Financial Shield


At the heart of most social problems is a financial one. Hanan Paganini explains how debt intervention is being integrated into social prescribing to help GPs support patients with long term health conditions and financial issues Hanan will be speaking at the Thriving Communities and Accelerating Innovation webinar on Financial Wellbeing and Social Prescribing on Tuesday 5 October 3-4pm. Register on Eventbrite here. I’m Hanan, one of the Financial Support Link workers for ‘Back on Track’, a pilot running in Lambeth and Southwark to improve the health and financial well-being outcomes for people who have, or are at [...]

Back on Track: Financial Shield2021-10-04T10:59:39+01:00

Advice4Renters – helping private renters across London


Advice4Renters are the only advice agency dedicated to private renters across the capital. Supporting Londoners in housing need for over thirty years. Read about their social prescribing services below: What support can social prescribing link workers access for their clients? We have developed a suite of complementary services to support the work of social prescribing including: Support for clients with money worries A mentoring and befriending service How does social prescribing fit into your core work? Our overarching aim is to improve health and wellbeing.  We see at first hand the impact on people’s health from living in [...]

Advice4Renters – helping private renters across London2021-08-09T15:52:33+01:00

The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit


The Mental Health and Money Advice service – run by Mental Health UK – was commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to produce and disseminate a resource for people experiencing financial and mental health difficulties. We identified that the key to this project’s success would be in gathering insights from people with lived experience of financial and mental health difficulties as well as the healthcare professionals who support them, and so it was very quickly decided that a co-production approach would be the most appropriate. The Care Act defines co-production as: “Co-production is when you as an individual influence [...]

The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit2021-08-09T13:06:06+01:00
Go to Top