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Meeting with Head of engagement of Brighton & Hove CCG

Today SIS met with Jane Lodge, Head of Engagement for Brighton NHS Clinical Commissioning Group at the SIS offices in Brighton. It was an opportunity to show Jane what happens behind the scenes and how we manage the interpreter bookings from GP surgeries and other organisations. Jane spent time with Kate…

Brighton Pride 2018

SIS took part in this year’s Brighton Pride community parade with staff, interpreters and volunteers representing the organisation to 300,000 people who lined the route from Hove Lawns to Preston Park. The theme was ‘Carnival Of Diversity’ and our team held workshops putting together our specially made speech bubble signs…

What do you think about “On-line” GP consultations?

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG are consulting on a new initiative to introduce “on-line” GP consultations as a complimentary service to traditional face to face appointments. Although the CCG has done a vast amount of engagement across the area, they have noticed a lack of responses and input from BME communities….

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 2nd October 11AM -1PM
العربية / Arabic, Español / Spanish,  Français / French
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 Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Sorani or Turkish?
  • 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/