Translated Guides to Emergency Food in Brighton and Hove

In March 2023 Bridging Change published their report into The Food Access Needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Refugees and Asylum Seekers. SIS immediately responded with suggestion about how we might be able to help take forward some of the recommendations.  We have subsequently been working with  Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, Brighton…

SIS Service User Day 2023

On Monday 26th June 2023 SIS welcomed 33 SIS Service Users in 6 languages (Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Pashto, Portuguese) to a specially organised lunch time event to help us get to know them better, hear their opinions about SIS, understand their needs and share knowledge about communities and culture. “We are  grateful for having…

Maternal Mental Health Research and Outcome

Earlier this year, SIS support one of our Service Users to share her views of maternity and post natal support with Healthwatch. This contribution was 1 of 20 interviews conducted by Healthwatch across the country and feedback was combined with results from a national survey completed by 2693 people. I was able to share my…

SIS Interpreters praised for their work

SIS frequently receives unsolicited feedback from customers about the great service delivered by the Self-Employed Sessional Linguists we work with. It is very gratifying for our team to get this insight into the interpreter’s work and the impact they make on public service delivery. The scope of the feedback helps to illustrate the technicalities, boundaries…

Survey exploring Integration Issues for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

The Commission on the Integration of Refugees  is an independent Commission aiming to find out about what facilitates and hinders integration for refugees and asylum seekers within the UK. They have designed a survey  https://www.surveyhero.com/c/tvhpa4us  for people with lived experience of the system, to provide a powerful evidence base to inform its recommendations and support its work…

Humanity and Care

At the SIS AGM in December 2022, a SIS Service User gave a moving account of their journey with SIS, the different services they had used and the difference it has made to their life.   “I came to England to give myself sometime after my divorce. I didn’t speak English, but I do like…

You are like Angels for me

SIS Bilingual Telephone Befriending Service, received this referral in December 2021 from TDC via Together Co.  The Arabic speaking Scheme Member was matched with a volunteer in January 2022. The scheme member is in her early 70s, she lives in a retirement complex. An interview with the Scheme Member was conducted through a SIS Community…