Charity offer counselling for gambling addicts

Posted in Licensing | November 15, 2019 | by Dadds LLP Solicitors

NatWest is soon to offer counselling sessions for gambling addicts.  The sessions will be offered inside branches as part of a pilot scheme that could be rolled out across the country.

The trial will begin in London and the south-east, the Midlands and east of England, and the service could be introduced in more of its 700 branches.

Gambling addicts will be able to make appointments to see experts from the charity GamCare in 13 branches of NatWest, even if they are not customers of the bank.

NatWest’s head of lending, Phil Sheehy said: “Some customers might be uncomfortable going to an addiction centre…This is an accessible and neutral environment. We want to look at what we can do to help people who may be struggling with a gambling addiction, which can have a significant effect financially.”

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