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Black History Family Day

SIS was delighted to support our local Black History Family Day.  This vibrant community event is part of Black History Month, founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations. Black History Month has been celebrated for over 40…

Do you speak fluent Bulgarian and English? Are you a community interpreter?

Do you speak fluent Bulgarian and English? Are you a community interpreter? Sussex Interpreting Services is looking to enrol freelance self-employed interpreters living in or near Brighton. Freelance Community Interpreters work in health and social care settings to ensure access to services for people whose first language is other than…

Hangleton and Knoll Multi-cultural Women’s Group 10th Anniversary

I was very happy, last Sunday, to go along and celebrate in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Hangleton and Knoll-Multi Cultural Women’s Group. SIS have collaborated with the Hangleton and Knoll Project (HKP) over many years. The day showed how successful HKP’s strategy towards engagement with BME women has…

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 December 11AM -1PM
العربية / arabic, français / french, magyar / hungarian 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?
SIS 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.

In the year 2018-2019

we delivered


interpreting sessions



service users



different languages

photo: © Howard Davies/