Wider Red Road

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There are 15 different areas in Glasgow included in GoWell – one of which is Wider Red Road. 

Our study includes the neighbourhoods of Balornock, Old Balornock, Petershill and Barmulloch. We are also studying the Red Road multi-story flats and information on them can be found by visiting the Red Road study area page. The map shows the study area boundaries for both of these areas – Red Road within the dark lines and the wider area shaded in blue.

Why

We are interested in Wider Red Road because it is part of the  regeneration programme taking place in Glasgow. This has involved a range of activities such as building new homes, refurbishment, demolition and efforts to support communities with improved services and amenities. The area may also be affected not only by the changes and improvements to the homes within it, but also the demolition of the neighbouring Red Road multi-storey flats. These activities have provide an opportunity to find out from local residents if and how their health and lives change as a result of investment in their homes and neighbourhood.

What

We have carried out a number of resident surveys over our ten-year study. These consisted of interviews conducted face-to-face in people’s homes and included a whole range of questions about how people feel about their homes, their neighbourhood, services in the area, their lifestyle and circumstances and their health and wellbeing. 

Over time this has helped us understand more about the process of neighbourhood regeneration, and to highlight what is working well for communities and what needs more attention.  

If you've been involved in one of our surveys you can find additional information about your participation here.  

We have conducted four surveys in the Wider Red Road area: the first in 2006 in which 1,087 residents were interviewed; 2008 in which 837 residents were interviewed; 2011 in which 809 residents were interviewed; and 2015 in which 691 residents were interviewed.  

Findings so far

A small selection of findings from these four surveys with Wider Red Road residents are shown below:

  • In 2015, 89% of residents were satisfied or very satisfied with  their home. This had increased slightly from 85% in 2006.
  • In 2015, 89% of participants were very or fairly satisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to live. This had increased from 80% in 2006.
  • 75% of participants felt part of the community in 2015. This had declined from 88% in 2008, when this question was first asked.
  • 70% of participants rated their general health as excellent or good in 2015. This was a decline from 81% in 2006.
  • In terms of empowerment, 48% of participants in 2015 felt that on their own, or with others, they could influence decisions affecting their local area. This was an increase from 38% in 2006.

Over the ten years of the study we have widely shared and discussed the findings from the community surveys with various service providers across Glasgow to encourage them to consider the findings when planning and prioritising services and amenities. They have been used by a wide range of stakeholders including local communities, housing and regeneration organisations and local and national government.  

We have also regularly summarised and shared the area findings with the communities involved through our community newsletters. The most recent newsletter for this area can be accessed below along with an at-a-glance findings summary.