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The Census 2021 is coming on 21 March. Are you ready?

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021.

For the first time people 16+ will be asked a voluntary question on sexual orientation and gender identity. You're able to request an individual census questionnaire to make sure your voice is heard!

Need help completing the census?

From this week every household in Lambeth will receive a letter letting people know how they can take part in the census. This is a once-a-decade survey of England and Wales which helps to support policy making, plan public services and inform where billions of pounds are spent, for example, on roads, schools, hospitals and now services that will support our community.

Each household must fill in the census by law.

If you need help completing your census questionnaire, there is plenty of support available:

1. The census website -

· More information on the census and why it is important · Where you can go to complete your census online · You can request a new 16-digit access code, if required · You can request an individual form · You can request a paper form · You can find guidance in 49 different languages and in British Sign Language · You can request information in braille, easy read format and large print

2. Census Telephone Support Centre - 0800 141 2021

· For any questions you have about the census · To complete your census over the telephone · To request an individual form or a paper form · Relay UK users dial 18001 followed by the phone number

3. Census Language Helpline - 0800 587 2021 · A free translation service is available to help answer your census queries 4. Lambeth Census Virtual Workshop

· A series of virtual workshops on how to complete the census form

Follow the Census on Twitter @CensusNLambeth

Follow @Census2021 on Twitter and Facebook

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