Sign Language Interpreting Service Update – January 20234th January 2023
We last updated you in the summer when we said we are working to get a new provider to deliver a sign language interpreting service for all of Northern Ireland.
We told you that we needed to follow strict rules which meant our ability to talk to you was very limited and we would update you further when we could. That process has ended and we are excited to be able to update you now!
We are delighted to tell you that we have appointed a new provider, who is Sign Language Interactions.
They will work closely with us all to provide communication support for people who are Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing by offering a full range of communication supports.
You do not need to do anything or change the way you book an interpreter at this time. The change will begin in April 2023 and we will be keeping you regularly updated until then.
We want to assure you that we will be working with the provider to ensure the new service offers all the things that you said are important.
We will be in touch with you shortly to give you more details, until then we want to thank you for all your support and guidance.