Homelessness and Gambling Harm

The relationship between gambling harm and homelessness might seem obvious, however, very little work has been done to look at this in Scotland. Gambling is rarely mentioned when discussing homelessness, even though it can contribute towards relationship and family breakdowns, rent and bill arrears, domestic violence, debt and deteriorating mental health - all of which can lead to someone being asked to leave their accommodation.

This Toolkit has been designed for staff who support people experiencing homelessness. It will give you information about gambling and gambling harm, how to identify if someone is experiencing or affected by gambling harm and how to support and signpost them effectively to relevant services. This Toolkit has been created to accompany the Homelessness and Gambling Harm E-Learning which provides more in-depth learning and information linking homelessness and gambling harm.

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Section 1: What is gambling?

Section 2: What is gambling harm?

Section 3: Gambling harm and links with homelessness

Section 4: How to support someone experiencing gambling harm

Section 5: Gambling harm and affected others

Section 6: Gambling harm and women

Section 7: Digital and gambling harm

Section 8: Tips for organisations that support people experiencing homelessness