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Calendar icon Communities, Housing

Folder icon Jan 2005 - Mar 2020

GoWell was longitudinal research and a learning programme that investigated the impact of investment in housing and neighbourhood regeneration in Glasgow on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. 

Established in 2005, GoWell's long-term study design allowed a range of neighbourhood, housing and health-related factors to be examined before, during, and after changes took place.  

The regeneration of these communities involved a range of interventions including:

  • housing improvements 
  • transformational regeneration 
  • resident relocation 
  • the creation of mixed-tenure communities 
  • changes in dwelling type (demolition of high-rise blocks and replacement with lower-rise flats and houses) 
  • community engagement and empowerment 

GoWell studied all of these and used a mixed range of methods to specifically look at the impacts they may have had in terms of four key sets of outcomes: residential satisfaction; social and community relations; individual and collective empowerment; and health and wellbeing. 

The programme has a separate website from which further background information on the programme, the various research and learning components, the different study area types and areas, and all the publications to-date can be accessed.  

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