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Translated Posters for Community Hub Support

Brighton and Hove City Council have produced a series of posters in English and 6 Community Languages giving information about the COVID19 Community Hub.   The text was reviewed in consultation with migrant and refugee organisations to ensure it was as accessible and meaningful as possible. The Community Hub can support…

“Every Mind Matters” Translated Tips for Lockdown by Video

Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters service has launched a new suite of tips and advice, focussed on looking after people’s mental well-being during the coronavirus outbreak. The range of new resources include a tailored COVID-19 Mind Plan, content for individuals and their loved ones on managing their mental wellbeing…

“Door Drop” Public Health Leaflet in Translation

Public Health England’s had sent out an 8 page leaflet to every household advising on COVID19.  This leaflet is now available in in several languages; Bengali / বোাংলো Gujarati /ગુજરાતી Polish / Polski  Punjabi / ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Romanian / Română Romani Russian / русский Somali / Soomaali Urdu / ارد و

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

By email:




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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