Census support service

Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to be working with the Office for National Statistics and the Good Things Foundation to offer the Census Support Service for Reading.

Every 10 years a complete census is taken of the current UK population, and this provides valuable information to help plan local services in the future. The date for this year’s census is 21 March 2021.

For the first time the default for the census will be completion online. Every household in the UK will receive a letter from the ONS with instructions for completing the census online, and RVA’s team of volunteer advisers will be available at the Central Library to offer help with this for those unable to complete the census form online at home.

Unfortunately because of Covid restrictions it will not be possible to offer support to library visitors at the start of the programme, but we will initially be supporting households remotely by appointment and hope to open to visitors later.

Our booking line on 0118 334 1095 will be open from Tuesday 2 March onwards – if there is no reply straight away please leave your contact details and we’ll call you back to book a telephone appointment with one of our advisers. We hope to offer Covid-safe face-to-face appointments at the library later in March, depending on government guidelines.

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