Interpreters for Deaf sign language users
Although Hampshire County Council does not provide interpreters, we will sign post you to BSL/English interpreters who can provide more information on their services.
(Sonus) - provide communication support including qualified interpreters, communicators, notetakers (both electronic and manual) and lipspeakers
Spitfire House,28-29 High Street, Southampton,SO14 2DF
Tel: 023 8021 3888
Fax: 023 8021 3881
TEAM Communications - firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice: 01256 467081
Textphone: 01256 467087
Fax: 01256 321452
If you have an appointment with your GP or hospital and you need a BSL interpreter please contact your GP/hospital to book a BSL interpreter. The GP/hospital are responsible for booking a BSL interpreter. Please give the GP notice to book a BSL interpreter. This is funded by the local Primary Care Trust. Don’t forget that it is your right to have a qualified interpreter for medical appointments.
Police Link Officers for Deaf People (PLOD)
Police Link Officers are available with sign language, lipspeaking and Deafblind manual skills to communicate with people, to give information and advice, and to provide a link to other police departments.
- For more information visit the Hampshire Constabulary website
What am I entitled to?
The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.
For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.
Try our online self assessment