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Safeguarding training course

SIS would like to thank David Hunt; Learning & Development Officer for the Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Board for delivering a thoroughly informative safeguarding session to a number of SIS interpreters’, and also staff from Brighton & Hove Council’s Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS).

Service User Day 2018

We held a fantastic SIS Service User Day attended by 40 people speaking 7 languages. Lots of fun and laughter and a wonderful lunch from www.cardamompod.co.uk helping to make it a really social community event. Great, inclusive participation from attendees helping to design bespoke fliers for the The Neighbourhood Care Scheme…

Ascentis Level 3 Community Interpreting qualification passes!

Congratulations to all of our interpreters who have successfully passed the Ascentis qualification, and gained their certificates. Pictured are Haissam, Talin, and Rotna, with David Slade (SIS Learning & Development Manager). David would like to congratulate them on behalf of everyone at SIS, for successfully completing their qualifications, and also for…

We offer the following services
Interpreting
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
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
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.
Drop-in
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 20th November 11AM -1PM
العربية / Arabic,  فارسی / Farsi,  Français / French, Español / Spanish and Português / Portuguese
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.

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Recruitment
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

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photo: © Howard Davies/www.eye-camera.com