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Frankie Graham is the Founder and Chief Executive of Betknowmore UK, a gambling support and training social enterprise. Having previously developed a track record of designing and developing youth and community projects to support vulnerable young people, Frankie then committed to using his 'lived experience' of personal gambling dependency to set up his enterprise.
Betknowmore UK was launched in December 2013 and has developed a reputation of addressing the growing presence of gambling related harm in UK communities with innovative and co-produced services.
• 2014 - first UK gambling support community hub in London, addressing gambling related harm and complex co-morbidities, including accredited outreach support and mentoring programme.
• 2016 - 'Don’t Gamble with Health' project, first rapid support service to licensed betting shop customers.
• 2018 - Betknowmore UK launching east London gambling support hub in collaboration with community partners and Newham CCG.
Frankie provides gambling support and training consultancy to organisations in different sectors, including gambling, financial and housing providers. He is a Fellow at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and RSA and also contributing to new peer and mentoring projects piloted with the Kings Fund.