Greater Manchester’s linguistic and cultural diversity has grown significantly in the past decade creating multiple challenges for service delivery in the VCSE sector. These challenges, while felt on a daily basis in VCSE organisations, do not often receive systematic attention.
This GMCVO-University of Manchester joint event brings together representatives from VCSE organisations to share their experiences of delivering services to service users whose first language is not English and who may need language support. Speakers from a range of organisations will discuss the strategic challenges of managing multilingual service delivery, and introduce best practice for working effectively with spoken-language interpreters.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- familiarise themselves with the development of professional spoken-language interpreting services in Britain
- hear presentations from representatives from the Boaz Trust, Victim Support and The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid about their experiences in multi-lingual service delivery
- discuss their particular organisational needs and experiences
- share and learn about examples of best practice on working effectively through an interpreter
- reflect on the need for long-term planning with regard to language needs in light of organisational capacity and resources
This event is being held as part of the ARHC-funded Translating Asylum project at the University of Manchester: https://translatingasylum.com
Please note: Interpreters can be provided for participants at this event. If you need an interpreter, please request this on your event booking form.
Ardwick Green North
Manchester, M12 6FZ
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