SIS is Cyber-Essentials accredited

SIS works closely with many organisations and we store sensitive data on our computer systems, and as such we take our cyber-security very seriously. Cyber security is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of cyber-attack. Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers), and the…

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…

Thank you to all our volunteers

Last month the SIS Projects Team held a volunteer celebration event at Community Base. We tied this in with the national Volunteer Week which is held every year in June. It is a great opportunity to have an informal get together in person and to say a big THANK YOU to our volunteers. Some have…

The Cost of Living Crisis

The Cost of Living Crisis is affecting us all, but it is affecting the economically challenged and vulnerable the most. According to recent research, up to 3 million people in the UK who are behind with at least one bill have experienced a mental health problem in the last two years. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jul/18/uk-people-behind-on-bills-mental-health-problems-study There is an…

What comes after remarkable?

Last year our independent assessor for Customer Service Excellence spoke of our remarkable achievement in gaining 11 areas of Compliance Plus: “A remarkable achievement!” – Sussex Interpreting Services This year we have 12 areas of Compliance Plus.  We retained 10 of the areas from last year (please see the link above for details) and added…