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Lunchtime information event about Bilingual Community Navigation – 12th December

SIS is a partner in an exciting new three year project “Community Navigation Plus”.   We are co-hosting an event along with TDC (Trust for Developing Communities) for services and organisations to find out about this work. It will be held on the 12th of December from 11am to 2pm at…

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 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…

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 18th December 11AM -1PM
العربية / Arabic,  فارسی / Farsi, 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.

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/