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Helplines for Afghan and Pakistani Languages – Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, and Dari

SIS is collaborating with some partner organisations to help us deliver bilingual support services in Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, and Dari.  These languages aren’t widely requested in Brighton and Hove which means that, although SIS can provide interpreting in all of these language, we aren’t currently set up to  deliver our…

EU Citizen’s Applying for “Settled Status”

SIS has many contacts with EU citizens living in the city in particularly linguists and services users who deliver and use our services.  SIS is keen to ensure that all our EU colleagues are able to remain in the Brighton and Hove. The Brexit transition period ends this year on…

The NHS, COVID–19 & Lockdown: The Black, Asian, Minoritised Ethnic and Refugee Experience in Brighton & Hove

In July 2020, SIS was involved in a partnership to gather feedback from BAMER people on their experience of Covid-19. The partnership was led by the Trust for Developing Communities and involved Hangleton & Knoll Project, Voices in Exile, Network of International Women and Fresh Youth Perspectives, The research was…

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

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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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