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Places & Spaces evidence

Community Spaces in Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games

“You shouldn’t have to do that just for an event, you should be doing it to make the communities better.”

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Accessing Housing

“I rented privately through an agency and there’s lot of little things that you didn’t realise were going to cost you.”

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Home Envrionment

“You can’t really get any privacy”

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Safety Strategies

There was a shared consensus that home should be a place of safety for young people and their families and a place where they could fulfil their day-to-day needs. “A home should be a place […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Stop and Search

Young people highlighted that gathering in groups meant they were targeted for stop and search by police. “Every day the police would search me, they just stop you because they know where you’re from.” “Aye, […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Community Transport

Effective transport links were critical for both age groups in the study. This provided them with the means to access friends and family, places of learning and so on. Access to public transport varied across […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Community Facilities

The importance of good community facilities was discussed, with some privately-owned areas being problematic through restricted access for young people. “Under 18s are banned from the shopping centre after 8 o’clock.” [focus group 18-21] For […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Anti-social Behaviour

Young people discussed the problem of gangs and fighting in their community. Gang culture was viewed as having changed. “Ages ago it was cool if you were a wee ned and now it’s no, it’s […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Beyond4Walls Report

Deprived Communities

Young people highlighted that deprivation had an impact on their community, including employment opportunities, access to quality housing, and personal safety. “It’s not just like an individual thing, like everyone you talk to this age […]

Places & Spaces evidence from the Reflections on Making Space Report

Children Designing Spaces

“We think it is important to have children involved in designing spaces…As you grow up you limit yourself to logical things and this can restrict your imagination; children don’t do this so much”