15 February 2024

'Make it easier' with Multiply123 numeracy courses and support

A group of five people posing for a group photo in a marble hallway. They are holding large cutout numbers and mathematical symbols

Adults across Glasgow City Region are being urged to take part in a new programme helping them 'make it easier' to use numbers and maths.

Eight local authorities have joined forces to promote the Multiply123 numeracy programme - providing hundreds of funded courses and activities for free to local residents across each council areas.

A dedicated telephone helpline on freephone 0808 171 3030, will connect adults with Multiply support in their local area, and a new website at www.multiply123.co.uk showcases help and support available.

Research from the National Numeracy Charity shows that 40% of the UK's working-age population have the expected numeracy levels of a primary school leaver, and 30% of school leavers feel anxious about using maths and numbers.

The Multiply programme is funded by the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund and is available to anyone aged 19 or over; without a maths qualification above SQA Level 5; and resident in Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire or Renfrewshire. Find out more in our media centre here.

Pictured are Nicola Gray, Glasgow City Region, Colette Keaveny, Glasgow City Region, Graeme McLatchie, Renfrewshire Council, Lauretta Carey, South Lanarkshire Council, and Roanna Laverty-Menzies, Glasgow Life.