A SURVEY of the health and lifestyles of Kirklees people is launched next week.

Around 35,000 homes, selected at random, will be sent a questionnaire as CLIK (Current Living In Kirklees) carries out the most detailed survey ever of the area.

It is organised by pollsters Mori for Kirklees Council and the local NHS primary care trusts.

The survey forms cover issues such as physical health, mobility and disability, eating and drinking habits.

Clr Dennis Hullock, council Cabinet member for health, said: "It will play a crucial part in enabling us all to effectively and efficiently plan future strategies and services to best meet the health and social needs of local residents."

Clr Hullock stressed that information provided would be treated as confidential.

Dr Judith Hooper, director of public health for North Kirklees, said: "We want to get behind the scenes and find out what life is really like for people in the area, in terms of health, social standing, quality of life, and general well-being."