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THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2019 2pm-5pm

 Talk          Connect          Celebrate

 Brighthelm Auditorium
Latest News

Brighton & Hove Chinese Society New Year Dinner Banquet

Ben Williams, SIS Projects Coordinator, was very kindly invited to the dinner on Tuesday 12th February held at the China Garden restaurant in central Brighton. The evening started with a very impressive lion dance to welcome guests to the occasion. This was followed by a variety of speeches, further performances…

Defending the NHS

The National Health Service, has for nearly 70 years provided a cost effective, universal health service, free at the point of need to all people irrespective of their background, circumstance or ability to pay. Over the history of SIS, we have worked similarly to our ‘rights’ and ‘inclusiveness’ value; SIS…

Multicultural Events during Spring 2019

There are a number of multi-cultural events coming up during the Spring of 2019 that SIS is involved with and promoting to our Service Users in core community languages Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Hungarian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.  Everyone is welcome at these events. 28th February SIS 16th Annual General…

We offer the following services
Our community interpreters work face to face to ensure access to services for people with language support needs. They help people feel safe, heard and understood.
eLangserv allows registered users to request interpreters directly onto our booking system, view booking history and to check the status of an existing booking.
Guest Booking
Interpreting bookings for organisations not using eLangserv. Please provide as much information as possible.

Translation involves the accurate written transmission of meaning to support understanding.

Bilingual Advocacy
Bilingual advocates work with more vulnerable and isolated service users. They work with the service user to uphold their rights and support people to take control of their situation.
The Drop-in takes place between 11.00am – 1.00pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. No appointment necessary.

Social Prescribing
Volunteer linguists reach out to isolated people and excluded communities to explain what services are available and how to access them.

Emergency Interpreting
We operate an emergency interpreting service 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Next Drop-in

Next Drop-in:

Tuesday 19th February 11AM -1PM
العربية / Arabic,  Français / French,  Italiano / Italian, Español / Spanish and lietuviškai/ lithuanian speaking Volunteer linguists are already confirmed to be there and other languages will be available on the day

Year in review

We’ve made a short film about our year at Sussex Interpreting Services, sharing some facts and figures as well as looking ahead to what’s to come.

Freelance, Self-Employed Community Interpreters needed
  • Are you fluent in Albanian, Amharic, Dari, Japanese, Korean, Oromifa, Sorani, Tamil or Vietnamese?
  • Interested in flexible, self-employed interpreting work?
  • We would like to hear from YOU.
Volunteer Linguists needed
  • Do you speak English and Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Russian or Sorani?
  • Would you like to use your language skills to benefit others in your community?
  • Are you able to give approximately 3 hours each week?
Annual Review

• Director’s report
• Statistics for 2016/17
• Social prescribing
• Bilingual Advocacy project
• SIS Emergency Interpreting service
• New SIS website
• Financial report

In the year 2017-2018

we delivered


interpreting sessions



service users



different languages

photo: © Howard Davies/