​We have been asked by our partners to help publicise the 2021 census in our workplace and the communities in which we work.

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives the Office for National Statistics a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

From local authorities to charities, all kinds of organisations use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education, and healthcare. Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you will help make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Census 2021 will be the first digital-first census and is planned for Sunday 21 March 2021. It is easy to complete and can be done on any device. The Office for National Statistics will send you a letter with an access code. You then visit their secure website www.census.gov.uk and enter the code to get started.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help completing the census, visit www.census.gov.uk.