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GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.
GA members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling.
Why not pop along to a meeting near you and get the help you have been looking for
Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn.
Would you like to use a computer but don't know where to start? Go-On sessions can help! We are running free beginner computer sessions at Kidderminster Library on Mondays 2.30 – 3.30 pm. You don't need to book, just drop in to see how we can help. You can learn how to use a mouse and a keyboard, how to email, search for information, and stay in touch with your family and friends online. We can also give you information about getting online at home and buying affordable equipment. If you would like to help others learn about getting online we also offer volunteering opportunities.
For further information please drop in to Kidderminster Library during one of the Monday sessions, or telephone us on 01905 822722 (please ask to be transferred to Kidderminster Library).
Apply for a needs assessment by social services.A health and social care assessment is carried out by social services to find out what help and support you need - like healthcare, equipment, help in your home or residential care.
Gypsy and Traveller Scrutiny
One of our aims is to "increase understanding and develop a new approach for our Gypsy community"
We are a member of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Partnership and are working with other local organisations and the Gypsy and Traveller community to understand the needs of that community and to achieve the aims highlighted by the partnership.
1. Better relationships between the Council and local Gypsy and Traveller communities, specifically;
- Consultation and communication mechanisms
- A protocol setting out what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you, summarising the roles we play, key contacts and partners.
2. Breaking down barriers and building understanding between settled residents and the local Gypsy communities, specifically;
- Understanding the tensions that exist and why
- Production of a video by Rural Media in order to further inform the community of the culture and history surrounding the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community.
3. Balancing supply of sites and demand for the future – helping to inform the planning process, specifically;
- Pre-application engagement and advice
- Proper enforcement
- If requirements for new sites arise, setting out the principles that will need to be applied
You can learn more about the real culture and myths surrounding Gypsy and Traveller communities by reading Jake Bowers article on The Traveller's Times website