MORE than 3,500 Halton residents are being asked about their health and lifestyles in a borough-wide survey.
The aim of the Health and Community survey is to help Halton Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Halton Borough Council match services to the needs of residents.
It is five years since a similar survey was carried out.
The survey asks a range of questions including: How physical and mental well-being affects day-to-day life. How well people feel compared to friends and relatives. How often people need to see a doctor nLifestyle issues such as smoking, drinking, exercise and diet.
Dr Daniel Seddon, Halton's director of public health, said: 'Halton is a great place to live and work, but Halton's people experience generally worse health than the average.
'They are making a difference to this by choosing to smoke less and adopt healthier lifestyles. This survey will help us to track changes in people's health and well-being and in their everyday lifestyle.'
The survey will be sent to people's homes at random, should only take about 15 minutes to complete and a Freepost envelope will be provided with each questionnaire.