Going Above and Beyond

SIS Website Stories are filled with accounts of SIS linguists’ interpreting practice that show their dedication and commitment to supporting patients’ communication needs. There is of course another part of this picture – namely the dedicated NHS staff who book and work with our interpreters, and who are as equally committed to ensuring patients’ rights…

Small World

It is heart-warming when we hear good news stories, especially those that speak to the indomitable spirit and resilience of asylum seeking families. One such family supported by our very own Chair, Aidan (who volunteers for Care4Calais) is that of Solafa. This is her story: https://care4calais.org/news/solafas-story/ Her family have been living in London since they…

Tender Success!

We are happy to announce SIS was successful in our tender bid (NHS Sussex – Mini Comp – Joint Commissioned Interpreting Contract) for Face To Face Interpreting, Telephone Interpreting and Video Interpreting. The new Contract will start on 1st November 2022 and operate for at least 3 years. The Contract demonstrates NHS Sussex Integrated Care…

Additional Language Antenatal Classes

Interpreting across the maternity care pathway is one of our biggest areas of work. Over the last 3 years we have provided interpreters in over 50+ languages. SIS Linguists are also routinely accessed by midwives, who ring our emergency line, seeking interpreting support during labour and post-natal discharge. Recently, we were happy to partner up…

A Helping Hand

Some refugees and asylum seekers may have less than conversational English. This can be distressing and disempowering.  Supporting them to get their most pressing practical needs met can be critical to improving their mental and psychological wellbeing. This can also create the necessary space to help them focus on learning a new language. We were…