We provide high-quality, value-for-money professional communication services for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people. We provide the following communication professionals:

  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Lipspeakers
  • Speech to text Reporters
  • Notetakers
  • Interpreters for Deafblind People: using Visual frame, Hands-on or Deafblind Manual communication methods
  • Deaf Relay Interpreters
  • Sign Language Translators

(For more information about the types of communication professionals available please click on www.nrcpd.org.uk)

All of our communication professionals have been vetted at an enhanced level with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All of our interpreters are registered with the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD), ensuring that they have the correct experience and are undertaking continual professional development. Our interpreters carry the appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance and AD Communications Interpreting hold Public Liability Insurance to protect our customers.

To request a service simply contact our experienced co-ordination team who can source a suitable communication professional from our staff team or our pool of external interpreters and translators.

Our services are competitively priced and user-friendly. We can accommodate your needs in a diverse range of domains, including:

  • Workplace interviews and on-going communication in the workplace (Access to Work)
  • Health (including mental health, hospitals, GP)
  • Social care appointments
  • Meetings and AGMs
  • Training events
  • Events and conferences
  • School, college and university
  • Legal appointments
  • Police interviews, courts and tribunals
  • Social occasions

The interpreting or translation service can be provided as a one off appointment or multiple bookings can be made through a contract arrangement or a Service Level Agreement.


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. The Trust has been working in partnership with Action Deafness since December 2012 to support the delivery of high quality and accessible services to the deaf community. Action Deafness provides appropriately qualified and professional interpreters who are able to work across the varied patient groups that use our services, demonstrating flexibility and continuity of service where this has been paramount. This is echoed in the experience of our staff, patients and their carers and we look forward to a continued partnership in meeting the needs of this highly marginalised community.
Adam ChurcherEquality and Diversity Manager
Nigel Cleaver
Nigel CleaverHead of Communications Interpreting