GoWell Annual Event

Friday 21 March 2014

The 8th GoWell annual event was held on the morning of Friday 28 March 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, Glasgow.

The GoWell annual event provides an important opportunity for local community representatives, practitioners and policy-makers to come together to consider and discuss key findings that have emerged from GoWell over the past year. It also acts as a forum to inform future developments and priorities for the programme. 

Prof Ade Kearns delivered the opening plenary which used recent findings from across GoWell to illustrate both the challenges and opportunities for transformational change in the GoWell study communities. A copy of Ade's presentation slides are available here.

The 100+ delegates then broke into workshops to hear about and discuss in more detail the programme’s findings relating to a number of important issues. These included welfare reform and austerity; social cohesion and social regeneration; neighbourhoods, health and wellbeing; and studying change in Glasgow’s East End associated with the Commonwealth Games.

We were delighted that Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister for Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Investment, Infrastructure and Cities, was able to join us to deliver a fitting close to the morning. In her address, the Deputy First Minister congratulated the programme on reaching its eighth annual event and highlighted the importance and usefulness of the insights and learning it has generated.

Listen to the Deputy First Minister's address.