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How did it get this far? Sarah's story...
19 January 2017
Sarah has a serious gambling addiction. By playing online she successfully managed to hide her addiction from those who knew her for over 15 years. However, being convicted and sent to prison for a crime she committed to feed her addiction was the first time friends and family were made aware of the scale of her gambling addiction...

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FlutterFree February 2017
19 January 2017
A simple pledge in February to help raise awareness of the dangers of excessive gambling

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No Comment...
20 December 2016
In 1999, in a three square mile area of a major conurbation, armed violence fuelled by drug gang rivalries reached its peak. During that single year there were 270 firearms discharges, 43 gun-related injuries and 7 fatalities. Caught in the middle of this savagery, law enforcement services struggled to cope. On one occasion the local police headquarters was strafed by automatic gun fire, taking out the windows while the station commander sat at his desk.

The city in question was not Chicago or Bogota, but Manchester – and the police commander in question was me.

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Enjoy the Rugby World Cup – but...
29 September 2015
Professor Carwyn Jones, a member of our Beat the Odds steering group writes an interesting article on excessive gambling. Erthygl ddiddorol gan Yr Athro Carwyn Jones, aelod o grwp llywio Beat the Odds, ar gamblo eithafol.

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Love & Forgiveness Retreat
20 September 2015
Some photos from our current 2015 retreat at St Non's in St David's. Lluniau o'n hencil cyfredol yng Nghanolfan Encil Santes Non yn Nhŷ Ddewi.

To view more images of the day, click here.

     
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LRC Golf Day
4 September 2015
The golfers who played at the Celtic Manor yesterday (Friday) to raise money in support of the work of the Living Room. £1,200 was raised. Thank you all so very much. to view more images of the day, click here.

     
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Beat the Odds
Gambling problems: the next big challenge for substance misuse services?

August 2015
Alcohol Concern and Roehampton University have produced a report on the interface between Alcohol and Gambling, click here to download the report
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Penyfan   Pulling Our Weight Together
August 2015
Click here to download Dr Sharon Hopkins', Executive Director of Public Health of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Obesity report.
     
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Excessive Gambling Wales Review
07 July 2015
Back in March, the Welsh Assembly passed a motion, which called on the National Assembly for Wales to note that the growth in online gambling and fixed odds betting terminals has turned gambling in the UK into a multi-billion pound industry and urged the Welsh Government to engage with the UK Government to discuss the devolution of greater powers over the licensing of gaming machines. During the debate, the Assembly Member Mick Anontiw argued, thatThe growth of fixed-odds gaming machine...
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Livingroomers climb Pen-y-Fan
01 July 2015
Livingroomers, little Bobi and Dr Phil Townshend from The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, our strategic partners in developing our Beat the Odds initiative to offer help and support to excessive gamblers in Wales, reach the summit of Pen-y-Fan. Thanks to Alan Andrews and co for arranging this annual get together which is such a powerful metaphor for what recovery is all about.

     
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New Book Keeper/Office Liaison
02 June 2015
Gwyneth Jones from Pentyrch was appointed to the above post. She will start in her new job on 1st September. Warm congratulations to her from all at the Living Room. The team is looking forward to working with you, Gwyneth. You'll be very happy in our midst.

     
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Fully human: how our art collection supports recovering addicts in Wales
07 May 2015
One year since the arrival of our artworks, Wynford Ellis Owen, Centre Head & Chief Executive Officer, paints us a vivid and moving picture of how the Paintings in Hospitals collection supports the recovery of service users at the Living Room Cardiff.
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Counselling service launched for clergy
01 April 2015
Clergy are often turned to when people need help but now a new counselling service will support clergy when they face difficulties themselves. From money worries to family crises or addictions – the new Cynnal Churches’ Counselling Service  is launched today.
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Beat the Odds in production
16 March 2015
Rhys Powys, the director (second from left), filming Living Room Cardiff's promo for its Beat the Odds excessive gambling project. The film will be shown on TV and in cinemas in June and in London by Directors UK and Ari in an UK wide scheme to promote the charity's innovative work.

     
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A Gift to the Nation
01 March 2015
On St David's Day Living Room Cardiff presents a special gift to the nation.
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ANNUAL LECTURE AND ‘WHEN LUCK RUNS OUT’ CONFERENCE ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
16 Feb 2015
Sponsored by Alun Ffred Jones AM.

We've now confirmed the date and venue for our popular Annual Lecture and a half-day conference on problem gambling in Wales.

The Annual Lecture will be held on Wednesday 24th June 2015 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay from 6.00pm.

As part of the day’s events we will also be organising a half-day conference to discuss problem gambling in Wales – When Luck Runs Out. This will also take place at the Pierhead Building on the same day, 24th June, from 9am-12.30pm.

Formal invitations for both events will be issued separately once the timetable and speakers are confirmed.

     
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Beat the Odds goes international
29 Jan 2015
One of the world’s leading gambling help services, The Victorian Responsible Gambling Federation, in north Melbourne, Australia, has formed a strategic collaboration with Living Room Cardiff to help it develop its pioneering Beat the Odds initiative in Wales. Read more

     
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The way out is in...
05 Jan 2015
New Year’s Day is traditionally a slow news day for the national press and broadcast media, but within hours of Big Ben's chimes a tragedy has been reported around the globe from China. Read more

     
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Living Room Composer Dies
15 December 2014
Alun "Sbardun" Huws, the composer of the Living Room Cardiff's Song has died.

     
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The thin line between joy and sorrow at heart of Christmas Prayer
24 November 2014
As pressures mount on the world’s economies it is all too easy to forget what impact global macro policies can have on the micro lives of every man and woman on the street. The annual Christmas Prayer from Living Room Cardiff highlights the need to pray for those individuals struggling to make ends meet at a time of great financial and social uncertainty, tempted to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain. Read more

     
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Bafta Winners!
29 September 2014
Congratulations to Carol Hardy, our Reaching Out coordinator, Geraint Hardy, one of our Patrons, John, Daniel and the production team on winning a BAFTA for their superb documentary on the effects of alcoholism on the family: O'r Galon: yr Hardy's - un dydd ar y tro.

     
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Golf Day Tee's Off to Great Success
29 September 2014
Living Room Cardiff inaugural Golf Day at the Celtic Manor hotel, Newport
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Reaching Out at the Eisteddfod
02 August 2014
Living Room Cardiff launched it's Welsh language Reaching Out training manual at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli today, Saturday 2nd August.
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Reaching Out at the Eisteddfod
21 July 2014
The Living Room Cardiff's reaching Out / Estyn Llaw project will be launching the Welsh language version of the recovery manual on the Eisteddfod Maes on August the 2nd. For more information on the Reaching Out project click here.

     
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National Assembly for Wales: Inquiry into new psychoactive substances (“legal highs”)
16 July 2014
The National Assembly for Wales is currently looking into the issue of new psychoactive substances – also known as legal highs – in Wales.

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Youth visit Living Room Cardiff
05 July 2014
Young people from Bala and Llanuwchllyn visit the Living Room today. Thank you for calling and I hope that you all enjoyed the experience.

Pobl ifanc y Bala a Llanuwchllyn yn ymweld â'r Stafell Fyw heddiw. Diolch ichi am alw heibio a gobeithio ichi fwynhau'r profiad.

 

     
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Fundraising groundbreaking work
02 July 2014
Friends of Living Room Cardiff plan future fundraising campaigns to support the Centre and it's groundbreaking work.

Cyfeillion Stafell Fyw Caerdydd yn cynllunio strategaeth codi arian i gefnogi'r Ganolfan a'i gwaith arloesol.

     
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Wynford Inspires Wales
21 June 2014 Source: Click on Wales
If Nelson Mandela taught us just one thing it was that people can make a difference. Every day across Wales, in more modest ways, people are showing what is meant by the term ‘active citizenship’. Last night, in a glittering awards ceremony in Cardiff City Hall, the IWA, in partnership with the Western Mail rewarded those making a difference in Wales....
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Gold Award for Long Serving Sian
08 June 2014
Long serving LRC volunteer Sian Hughes with her Golden volunteer certificate - Sian was presented with her award at the closing of the VCS Cardiff's anniversary celebration during Volunteers Week on the 6th June.

     
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Celebrating the union of CAIS and Living Room Cardiff
15 May 2014
The creation of one of Wales’s largest addiction therapy providers was formally marked by a special launch in Cardiff Bay....
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FOBTs: 'the crack cocaine of gambling'
06 April 2014 Source: The Guardian
While the craze for fixed-odds betting terminals, or FOBTs, has bolstered big business, there is increasing concern over the social cost of the machines...
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LRC Annual Lecture
03 April 2014
A study of contemporary spirituality amongst those in 12 step recovery by Dr. Wendy Dossett and Overcoming the barriers to engagement with 12 step mutual-aid by Prof John Stoner
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Concert in aid of Living Room Cardiff
01 March 2014
Thursday April 3rd - 7pm at Efail Isaf Tabernacl Church - £5
Performers: Cor yr Einion (Einion Choir), Trystan Francis, Ysgolion Gartholwg, Maes y Bryn Primary School
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St Davids Day Concert
21 February 2014
Ten years on as Male Voice Choir return to Tabernacle in a special concert celebrating St Davids Day to raise funds for Living Room Cardiff...
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Sharing experience and a helping hand
01 February 2014
The Living Room Cardiff has received support from The James Pantyfedwen Foundation to run a number of pilot seminars, Estyn Llaw, across Wales...
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CAIS & Living Room embark on new phase together
01 February 2014
Living Room Cardiff, has agreed to merge with north Wales-based CAIS Drug and Rehabilitation North Wales and Powys to create one of Wales’ largest addiction therapy providers
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