CENSUS 2021 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

by | Mar 18, 2021

CENSUS 2021 – INFORMATION

Ram Ram ji,

This year the Government of United Kingdom is undertaking Census for an update on National statistics.  It’s once in 10 years opportunity and enables you to be part of decision making in regard to Government’s Policies, Services and Funding. 

Why you should take part

Taking part in the census is your chance to help make sure you and your community get the services you need for next 10 years and beyond. The information you give in the census helps provide the best picture of the needs of everyone in England and Wales.  Organisations such as local authorities and charities use this picture to plan and fund the services, we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.

Some key points to remember while filling your information:• Though some information is voluntary, we strongly recommend that you fill those sections to make us stronger together and get funding for our elders and community centres.• Please include National Identity, which is different to citizenship, it is the country you consider as home -for e.g.one can list both British and Indian if you identify yourself as both – especially true for most of us who are British Indians.• Please include details of your religion e.g., Hindu and language e.g., Marathi as public funding depends on this information This information may help in getting GSCE Marathi or Hinduism as religious education subject in schools or funding for Hindu chaplains from the government.• Do not mention sects of a religion as funding for a particular religion likely to get split if sub sects within that religion are listed. It is advisable to refer to main religion than list it as a sub sect of that religion. 

Data Protection & Security

The data provided by you is protected by law and is not shared with anyone.  Everyone working on the census signs the Census Confidentiality Undertaking and know it’s unlawful to share personal census information.

How to fill your form

You would have received your 16 digit code that is unique to your household.  You can go online to fill the form (link Census 2021) or request a paper copy by calling 0800 141 2021.  If you have not received the code, you can request it online (link Census 2021).  

You can read key information relating Census in key native languages like Hindi, Bengali, Gujrati, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Malayalam, Tamil and Urdu on the website.

Support provided by HRS

As part of our Maha Shivratri celebrations on 13th March, we asked Shri Hirendra Patel from ONS (Office of National Statistic) to join our online event to give us an overview of Census, it’s importance and emphasised the need to fill it.  If there are any specific question for Hirendra Patel, please email them to us and we will try get an answer for you. 

In the meantime, for any queries or help with filling the form, you can get in touch with us by email or phone. 

Phone: ​07887 870 121 Mrs Indu Seth 

Email:​​Info@radhakrishnamandir.co.uk

Website for more information and how to fill the form – Census 2021

We cannot emphasis how important it is that you fill the Census. 

Remember to fill the form before or on 21st March.

Do not miss this chance to have your say in future planning of the nation.

We hope you are well and we wish you all the best

Trustees & Executive Committee (HRS)

Shree Radha Krishna Mandir

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