ISBN: 978-1-910029-69-5

A Social Glue

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Parkinson C

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Manchester Institute for Arts Health & Social Change

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This report looks to Greater Manchester becoming the world’s first Creative Health City Region, where, by 2024, heritage, culture and the arts will play a key part in the health and wellbeing of its diverse residents and workforce.
It builds on findings from both Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On (2020), the Report of the Greater Manchester Inequalities Commission (2021) and the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Creative Health (2017). Commissioned by the Great Place project in Greater Manchester Combined Authority and authored by Dr Clive Parkinson, A Social Glue sets out how culture and creativity contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester and how the time has never been better to champion and expand this agenda.

Further information is provided in Parallel Narratives, a companion report which expands on some of the work discussed in A Social Glue and provides case-studies of work taking place across the city-region.


Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Parkinson, C., (2021). A Social Glue. Manchester: Manchester Institute for Arts, Health & Social Change.