Susan has been in temporary accommodation for five months. She likes to go to her local bookies once a week to put on a football coupon. She likes doing it because it reminds her of the good times spent with her dad when she was younger. She only ever puts on the one coupon and never goes over the money limit that she has set herself. She is quite open about her gambling and is happy to speak about it. While at the pub she will talk about who she has on her coupon with her pals. 

  • What do you think the potential harms for Susan are? 
  • How would you open up the discussion around gambling with Susan? 
  • If Susan started gambling more what potential gender barriers might she face? 
  • What support services or resources, if any, would you suggest for Susan?