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Coronavirus: Understanding the impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in Brighton and Hove

SIS has been commissioned by B&H NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to undertake some community research to try and understand the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) people. This work is in a partnership led by Trust for Developing Communities along with Hangelton…

Communities Fund

Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) launched a fund for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups in Brighton & Hove on 13th July 2020. The fund will support projects that improve the well-being of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic residents and promote fairness. The fund is open to…

Latest translated information about COVID for June 2020

Doctors of the World have updated their translated guidance material to incorporate the latest government guidance.  Each translated document includes Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance Who’s at high risk from Coronavirus How to protect yourself if you are at high risk Isolation guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection How long to…

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:

The SIS Drop In at the BMECP is cancelled for protection from COVID 19

SIS is still offering services to help and support people by phone and on-line

By phone: 01273 234825

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We are looking for people with expertise and experience in:
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Business development and charity trading
  • Communications and marketing
  • Employment and Law

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?
In the year 2018-2019

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