We desire an inclusive and diverse society where people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds are able to live in harmony, play a full and valued role and enjoy the same rights.
SIS exists to enable full access, for people with language needs, to publicly funded services in order to improve health, education and overall quality of life.
SIS provides Community Interpreting, Translation, Bilingual Advocacy, Health Promotion and Social Prescribing in the Sussex area. We are commissioned by public services (NHS, local authorities) so that services are free for the people who need them.
In 2016-17 SIS provided 15858 interpreting sessions to 3813 service users in 52 languages. We also provided additional help and support for people to gain access to services.