News Archive

Multicultural Events during Spring 2019

There are a number of multi-cultural events coming up during the Spring of 2019 that SIS is involved with and promoting to our Service Users in core community languages Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Hungarian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.  Everyone is welcome at these events. 28th February SIS 16th Annual General…

Dry January Health Campaign

Dry January is the campaign through which millions of people reset their relationship with alcohol through stopping drinking for one month. SIS will be running the campaign through our Facebook pages in English  and in target community languages Arabic, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Farsi and Spanish The month-long alcohol-free challenge is the perfect start…

Lunchtime information event about Bilingual Community Navigation – 12th December

SIS is a partner in an exciting new three year project “Community Navigation Plus”.   We are co-hosting an event along with TDC (Trust for Developing Communities) for services and organisations to find out about this work. It will be held on the 12th of December from 11am to 2pm at…

SCFT consultation

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are consulting on the current 5 options being considered for redevelopment of the Brighton General site adjacent to Brighton Racecourse. The current consultation is focussed on how the site will be developed, the options range from very light touch to full redevelopment.  There will be…

Brighton Pride parade

We recently submitted an application to join the this year’s Brighton & Hove Community Pride Parade and I am pleased to announce it has been accepted! The Parade takes place on Saturday 4th August 2018 setting off from Hove Lawns, making its way through Brighton to Preston Park. Click here…

SIS Ascentis Community Interpreting Level 3 cohort 2018

Congratulations to all SIS interpreters who have started the Ascentis Level 3 Community Interpreting course, delivered in partnership with the WEA.

SIS Winter Party

A good number of SIS linguists and staff members attended our Winter Party last week. Many thanks to all attendees, and everyone who brought delicious food!

SIS presentation at Stanford Medical Centre

David Slade, Learning & Development Officer, delivered a presentation introducing SIS’s services, Community Interpreting and how SIS can support GP surgeries at the Stanford Medical Centre. If you surgery is interested in organising event like this, please contact David by clicking here.

SIS Annual Review 2016/17

The latest SIS Annual Review is now available online. The review provides a summary of the organisation’s activity over a 12+ months time period as well as other information about SIS. We hope you enjoy reading about our services and welcome any feedback you would like to give. DOWNLOAD ANNUAL…

Annual General Meeting 2017

Come to our Annual General Meeting! 23rd November 2017 2pm – 4:30pm Talk to SIS and local health & wellbeing services Connect with local people speaking 48 languages Celebrate with SIS our achievements Brighthelm Community Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD Crèche (booking essential) and light refreshments available.

Substance Misuse information session with Pavilions

11 SIS Community Interpreters attended a Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course delivered by Chris Smith and Ben Pickersgill from the Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Service hosted at the BMECP on the 03/10/2017. In this all day event the delegates covered topics such as “Why people use substances?”, the “Misuse…

Service User Day 2017

We organised a Service User Day on 25th September. It was an opportunity to meet people and get to know them better. We encouraged people to share their opinions of SIS. People also gave us information about the needs of their communities. There was a focus on how to overcome…

Trustee Lucy Bryson – Community Champion

Congratulations to SIS Trustee Lucy Bryson who has been acknowledged as a `Community Hero` by the University of Sussex. Lucy has been a SIS Trustee since September 2012. We benefit from her community connections and long standing support for refugees and asylum seekers in Brighton & Hove. You can read…

International Migrants Needs Assessment

Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) are conducting a needs assessment of international migrants. SIS is the largest provider of services to migrants in the city. We are part of the Steering Group. We have already provided 50 pages of comparative data and helped with a Literature Review. 10 of…

Customer Service Excellence – Lucky 7!

For the 7th year we have again secured the prestigious Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Quality Mark. For the first time we secured Compliance Plus in 3 areas: We use customer insight to inform policy and strategy and to prioritise service improvement activity. We empower and encourage all employees to actively…

Reflections of a community researcher.

I am participating in a Needs Assessment for International Migrants in the city of Brighton and Hove as a community researcher. This is a very exciting project being carried out by partnership formed by the council, the NHS, the University of Brighton and other organisations, like SIS, which means that…

SIS “Family Values” and the EU referendum

At SIS we are proud of our values and our work. We look to each other for support and encouragement to deliver our vision. Our vision is of an inclusive and diverse society where people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds are able to live in harmony, play a full…