GambleAware has announced a call for applicants for the Lived Experience Council, a scheme designed to tackle gambling harm by engaging with communities through ambassadors with direct lived experience.
This Lived Experience Council builds on GambleAware’s commitment to ensuring its approach is collaborative and best placed to support the communities most in need. Council members will be expected to provide expert independent advice across GambleAware’s activities and programmes, guide the charity’s governance and strategic development and have a rotating observatory and advising seat at all Board meetings.
In addition to inviting people to apply to the new Council, GambleAware is looking to build a community of individuals who are willing to share their experience and knowledge of gambling harms to inform its day-to-day work.
Zoë Osmond, CEO of GambleAware, said: “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. 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.”
The Lived Experience Council follows-on from GambleAware’s ongoing work in providing funding and support to build the capacity of community-based civil society groups focussing on gambling harms.