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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/2018: Cross-Sectional Analysis

Volunteer Scotland analysed the NHSGGC triennial Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/18 to explore the relationship between volunteering and a range of social indicators.

Highlights Report

Using mapping of Greater Glasgow and supporting infographics, this report presents the key highlights on volunteering participation by social indicator and geography.

Summary Report

Volunteering participation by geography across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, volunteer demographics, and the relationship between volunteering, health and wellbeing and deprivation.

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Caring Responsibilities

Volunteering participation for those with caring responsibilities.

Community Engagement and Social Capital

Volunteering participation and its relationship with ‘belonging to a local area’, community decision-making and neighbourhood engagement.


Volunteering participation by age, gender, ethnicity, employment status, qualifications, homeowner status, household size, number of children, state benefits and total income.


Volunteering participation by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) for Greater Glasgow and Clyde, individual local authorities (x4), Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership areas (x3) and Glasgow City Thriving Places (x4).

Health and wellbeing

Volunteering participation and its relationship to general health, mental health, long-term health conditions and health behaviours.

Social Action

Volunteering participation and the relationship with those who have taken social action ‘to attempt to solve a problem affecting their local area’.

Social Isolation

Volunteering participation by indicators of social isolation and loneliness.