Volunteers Week 1st -7th June

A very big thank you to our amazing team of volunteers who have given so much during difficult circumstances this year. We wouldn’t be able to deliver our services without you. Over the past year, our team of 36 Social Prescribing volunteers has provided support for service users in over 250 sessions. In addition to…

Urgent help with Housing

Service User K came to us for help with accessing emergency accommodation as he was facing imminent eviction and was at risk of homelessness. This was causing him high levels of stress and anxiety. Our Community Navigator provided extensive support, liaising with the Homelessness Prevention Officer at the council and helping to fill in forms…

Bilingual Advocacy

We provide Bilingual Advocacy in Brighton and Hove as part of the Sussex Advocacy Partnership (SAP). Here is a recent story from the Bilingual Advocacy service: The Service User (X) needed help to present as homeless to the council – she had been staying at her sister’s in Brighton which was causing friction and the…

Volunteering week ” Thank you!”

SIS would like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers who have made such a massive contribution to the work which we do. SIS works with a fantastic group of 32 Volunteer Linguists who chiefly deliver Social prescribing at our regular drop-in sessions as well as at appointments at Community Base and…

Social Prescribing

This person came to see us as she as she had been experiencing Housing and financial difficulties and needed urgent support. This had been causing her a lot of stress and anxiety and was having a real impact on her overall health and well-being. Through our Volunteer Linguists’ support, we helped her with the following:…

Universal Credit Training for Volunteer Linguists

On Monday 25th June, 11 of our team of Volunteer Linguists attended a training session on Universal Credit. The session was led by an excellent trainer and benefits specialist, Jayne Knights. The aim of the training was for Volunteer Linguists to be able to help Service Users to prepare for their applications for Universal Credit.…