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Residents to be questioned on lifestyle and wellbeing

Published: Thursday, 20th June 2019

Residents are being asked to take part in a survey that will outline their key lifestyle factors and wellbeing needs.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council will be asking around 2,000 people aged 18 and over from across the city to complete an Adult Lifestyle Survey over the next few weeks.

The survey includes questions on smoking habits (including e-cigarette use), body mass index, alcohol consumption, wellbeing, loneliness, trust and belonging, as well as poverty and food poverty.

The results will be used to provide an accurate baseline of the key lifestyle factors and wellbeing needs in the city and enable the council to plan interventions and measure the impact of these.

Councillor Ann James, deputy leader of the city council and cabinet member for health and social care, said: “These surveys provide us with vital information about key lifestyle factors and the wellbeing needs of our residents.

“Trained researchers will be asking a random selection of householders from all areas of the city to voluntarily complete the survey. The results – which are kept confidential – will then be used to help target resources appropriately.

“I would urge anyone invited to take part in the survey to do so.”

All researchers carry photographic identification – which residents should ask to see – and will leave behind a brief information sheet containing details about the purpose of the survey and how additional information can be obtained.

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