Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) is a charity, a social enterprise and a company limited by guarantee.
We work with Black and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities and with strategic partners to deliver social care and health equality for people speaking 65 languages.
Service Users may lack a supportive family network and community. People are elderly, vulnerable, and isolated, with poor public service knowledge. Critical work involves medical emergency, domestic violence, hate crime, asylum, torture and trauma, terminal illness, rape and child abuse.
Uniquely we operate a self-referral system for Service Users. We deliver emergency interpreting 24/7/365.
SIS recruits, trains and supports locally based BME individuals and works hard to ensure BME community membership, engagement and stewardship of the organisation.
SIS works with 500+ departments within the public and community sectors across Sussex, facilitating maximum meaningful communication across linguistic and cultural barriers.
Here are some of the larger organisations we are contracted to work with: