There has been a great response to Census 2021, but to avoid getting a knock at the door from a field officer – get on and fill in your census.
Secure funding for your local services
Millions of households across England and Wales have already made sure they count when it comes to planning and provision of the key services we all rely upon, like GP surgeries, school places and hospital beds, by filling out their online census form.
However, it is vital everyone who hasn’t yet responded does so as soon as possible now Census Day, March 21, has been and gone.
Field officers are already out and about and visiting households who have not submitted their census. The operation will reach its peak next week so more officers will be knocking at doors where our records show there has been no response.
The role of field officers is to give help and encouragement to those who have not yet filled in their census questionnaire online or on paper after Census Day and direct them to the support services they need.
Field staff will never need to enter people’s houses; they will always be socially distanced, be equipped with PPE and work in line with all government guidance. They will be operating in the same way as a postal or food delivery visit. They also carry ID to show they are genuinely working on the census.
Help and support
We have been working with Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF) to ensure the census is accessible for all residents.
The Epping Forest Support Line has been set up to provide help and support with completing the census online.
- Call 01992 564208
VAEF will also be hosting some Census digital support drop-in centres.
Oakwood Hill Community Centre, Longcroft rise, Loughton, IG10 3NB will be open Mondays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
- 12 April
- 19 April
- 26 April
Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, Hillhouse, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3EL will be open Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
- 13 April
- 20 April
- 27 April
Ongar Leisure Centre, Fyfield Road, The Gables, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0GA will be open Fridays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
- 16 April
- 23 April
- 30 April
For further information on Census 2021, visit the Census website
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