11 new Volunteer Linguists join the SIS Family

In December 2021, SIS completed the recruitment and induction of a new cohort of 11 Volunteer Linguist.  The group who speak 14 different languages between them, are joining our team to support the delivery of Social Prescribing and Community Outreach. The backgrounds of the volunteers were very varied and interesting, some of the new cohort…

Vigil – Channel crossing tragedy

Last Tuesday at least 27 men, women and children who were seeking safety in the UK, perished in the cold, unforgiving seas of the Channel. This is dreadful news.  The tragedy is that these terrible deaths were preventable.   Charities who have been supporting asylum seekers and refugees on both sides of the Channel predicted such…

Lessons from the pandemic

We asked staff members, a trustee and a linguist about 2020 and the impact of the pandemic on their work with SIS. Here is an edited version of their interesting responses. With thanks to Nadine, Vikki, Sue, Matt, Aidan and Shahreen.   What was your biggest challenge in the last year?   Nadine Zeytoun (Community…

Brighton Vigil

SIS co-hosted a Vigil for the 39 migrants who tragically died in the back of a refrigerated lorry in the early hours of Wednesday morning. We wanted to show our concern and express our solidarity with our beneficiaries, many of whom are Migrants and some of whom have undertaken perilous journeys to reach the UK.…

SIS Net Promoter Score is `World Class!`

Net Promoter Scores (NPS) are a useful way of measuring customer and stakeholder experience. https://www.netpromoter.com/know/ In the last 15 months we have collected our NPS using 5 Surveys that asked people: `How likely is it that you would recommend SIS to a colleague, friend or family member?” We received 306 responses: Of the responses, 179…