GamCare has won the Organisation of the Year award in this year’s Howard League Community Awards.

The 2020 Howard League Community Awards recognises successful schemes that reduce crime and transform lives for the better, and its awards are presented annually by the Howard League for Penal Reform to people and organisations whose innovative work helps to make communities safer.

GamCare, a leading provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling-related harm, received the Organisation of the Year award because the Howard League recognises the progress the organisation has made in its work to help gamblers who have become caught up in the criminal justice system.

Catryn Yousefi, Programmes Manager at the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “The Howard League Community Awards celebrate successful projects and pioneers who help people to turn away from conflict with the law and make everyone safer.

“The flood of entries from across the country reveals that many people are working with imagination and enthusiasm, often inventing new approaches that have important lessons for us all.

“Only the very best schemes in the UK are honoured each year and, once again, we were delighted to receive so many high-quality nominations.”