Health drives are working
Initiatives that improve the health of people living in Castlemilk continue to win financial backing from the Scottish Government as recent statistics show people’s health there falls far short of that expected in 2016.
Information published by Understanding Glasgow reveals one third of the population were not considered to be in good health in 2012, with 30 per cent of the community limited by a disability.
Life expectancy for women living in Castlemilk is 76, while men in the area live on average eight years less at 68.
The Scottish average is 77.1 years for men and 81.1 for women.
A public health summary for South East Glasgow revealed that the Langside and Linn area of Castlemilk remains the area of poorest health.
Like the G or b a l s , Castlemilk fares worse than the Scottish and South East average figures in almost every indicator of good health.
Addiction is a key concern within Castlemilk, as is poor self esteem and low levels of confidence.
The high level of unemployment - 37 per cent of people claim out of work benefits - continues to exacerbate the level of deprivation in Castlemilk and contributes to the number of children living in poverty.