We were recently featured in “Credit unions and gambling: A practical guide to support members”, published last week by the University of Bristol. As a credit union, we sometimes encounter members struggling with gambling-related problems. Part of our mission is to give support and guidance to these individuals and help to deal with unhealthy financial behaviours by offering fair banking for all.
“At least 4 million people in Britain experience negative consequences from harmful gambling, either because of their own gambling or someone else’s.”https://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/geography/pfrc/documents/Credit-unions-and-gambling-guide-to-support-members.pdf
“55,000 young people aged 11-16 in Britain are ‘problem’ gamblers with a further 85,000 young people estimated to be at risk of harm from gambling.”
In the guide, we got the chance to discuss how we deal with gambling cases and some of the outcomes we have seen.
“We’ve had one or two cases where someone has said, ‘That was almost the wake-up call or the nudge that I needed, it really prompted me to have a think about things.” – London Mutual Credit Union
If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling or other financial issues please visit the following websites