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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

NEVER AGAIN! SIS has a specific commitment to supporting Holocaust Memorial Day in our Equal Opportunity & Diversity Policy This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 25th Anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide. Last year, as Convener of Brighton & Hove Stand Up To Racism…

25 Years of SIS – Annual Review

For 25 years SIS has provided language services at the heart of our BME communities. We are delighted to speak about this in our 2018-19 Annual Review. As our Chair Jen Henwood says – In this context , heart suggests the centre, the hub, the core, the nucleus and brings…

Congratulations to Friends Families and Travellers for prestigious award

SIS is thrilled for our Social Prescribing Plus partner, Friends Families and Travellers (FFT) who’ve been announced as runners up in the Community Health Development category of the illustrious Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Health and Wellbeing Awards.  The team attended a glamorous event at the East Wintergarden in…

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 3rd March 11AM -1PM
العربية / arabic, français / french, magyar / hungarian, português / portuguese and español / spanish speaking Volunteer linguists are already confirmed to be there and other languages will be available on the day





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

we delivered


interpreting sessions



service users



different languages

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