Our services are open for everyone living in Bristol, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. Find out how we can support you and provide you with a translator if necessary.

We work closely with Bristol based charity Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI), who provide equality and diversity training to all our staff.

14% of adults using our services are Black, Asian, minority ethnic or non-white British.


Translation

If you cannot speak or read English, or it is your second-language and you require additional support, then we can provide with translation services so you can get the information you require in a way you can understand.

Upon request, we will be able to provide necessary materials translated into different languages through The Big Word. We can also provide you with a translator at face-to-face appointments. To enquire or request information in a different format please get in contact.

Access translation

32 first-languages are spoken by adults using our services.


Translate Website

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of language or literacy. Our website is currently trialing Browsealoud, an in-broswer toolbar that hosts a variety of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.

How does Browsealoud help?

  • Text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • Translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • Text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
  • Mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • Screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • Webpage simplifer: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text, allows for simplified webpage printing.

Watch the Browsealoud How-To Guide.

To find out how else you can improve your accessibility to this website, visit our Accessibility page.