Why Sussex Partnership has teamed up with the National Numeracy Challenge

Sussex Partnership has teamed up with National Numeracy to support staff across the Trust who want to improve their everyday maths skills. 

Every healthcare role requires number skills and can be critical in progressing in the NHS.

That’s why SPFT has joined forces with charity National Numeracy and is this week encouraging all staff to take part in the National Numeracy Challenge –an online learning resource designed to assess everyday maths skills and give people the tools to learn in manageable steps and build confidence.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to all ages in Sussex as well as specialist services to children and young people in Hampshire. The Trust employs more than 5,000 people.

Stacey Killon, Workforce Transformation Manager, said: “We’re delighted to join forces with National Numeracy. Maths can be scary and one of those subjects that we happily try and forget about the minute we leave school. We recognise how important it is for employees to feel confident with numeracy to support them in carrying out their everyday roles. We’re encouraging all our staff to get involved if they can and access the learning resources supplied by National Numeracy if they need it.”

Around 120,000 people have registered for the Challenge so far. More than three quarters of people have reported improved their numeracy as a result.