Sussex Interpreters Direct (SID) are a group of qualified, registered, freelance British Sign Language (BSL)/English interpreters based around the Brighton and Sussex area.
We are not an Interpreting agency, so any booking request you make will be sent to each of the nine Interpreters who will then contact you direct, if they are available.
This means that unlike interpreting agencies, there are no additional administration or booking fees as you are dealing with the interpreter and paying them direct.
We work across Sussex, including:
- All areas in East and West Sussex
We will also consider work outside of Sussex. Find out more about us all here.
We all have over 10 years of experience as Sign Language Interpreters and are all registered with the NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people).
NRCPD registration is vital as it assures you a level of competence, accountability and insurance.
Even if you don’t book through us, please do expect interpreters to be registered with NRCPD and ask to see their badge!
The National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters produce a guide for anyone who uses the services of British Sign Language/English interpreters that can be found here: Interpreter Awareness Guide
We offer BSL/English interpreting for Deaf and hearing people to be able to communicate with each other in a wide variety of settings including:
- Legal and police
- Mental health
- Social services
- Theatre and the arts
To book a SID Interpreter, please complete the booking form and each Interpreter will aim to respond within 24 hours. By booking a SID Interpreter, you are agreeing to their Terms and Conditions.
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