First group of numeracy participants attend festive event

The first group of learners to take part in our innovative Numeracy Project met at the VC Gallery in Pembroke Dock yesterday for a festive event before teaching begins in January.

Orginally the plan was for teaching to start in April 2024, however due to our team’s amazing efforts at getting the project up and running, we are now in a position start teaching months ahead of schedule.

The Numeracy Project is aimed at those who are 19-years-old or older and living in Pembrokeshire without a level 2 qualification in maths.

Poor maths skills is one of the leading causes of homelessness, so this project is ultimately aimed at preventing people within Pembrokeshire from becoming homeless.

Each group will have a “term” of lessons, which will run for three months, with a focus on practical maths skills such as managing money, paying bills, easing debt, and much more.

The event yesterday allowed learners from the first group to get to know each other, meet the teaching team, and learn about the mental health services we’ll also be offering to each participant, as mental health problems are another leading cause of homelessness.

The event, organised by the delivery team (teachers), included festive food, Christmas themed games, and a raffle with multiple prizes.

Spirits were high at the event and all the learners are now keen to start the course at the beginning of 2024 to improve their general numeracy and maths skills.

Our Numeracy Project has received £405,473 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

The funding comes from the UK Government’s Multiply initiative, through Pembrokeshire County Council.

If you are interested in taking part in the Numeracy Project, please contact us with your details and we will get back in touch with you.