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Translation and interpreting services

Automatic translation of webpages using Google Translate

Google Translate is a free third party service that, for the most part, performs an acceptable level of translation. However, it does attempt to perform a literal translation and, as with any automated system, it is not always accurate.

Please keep this in mind when using the service via these external links.

Equal access to Homes for Haringey information and services

We believe that all members of the community have the right to equal access to information and services provided by Homes for Haringey. For this reason we provide translation, interpretation and communication services for people who:

  • do not speak English
  • are blind or have a visual impairment
  • are Deaf or have a hearing impairment

We offer the following services via Haringey Council's Translation and Interpreting Service:

  • Interpretation, including sign language
  • Language translations
  • Braille, large print and audiotape (English and other languages)

The Council's services are professional, confidential and sensitive to the needs of the individual. Their experienced interpreters and translators reflect the cultural diversity of our residents.

How can I arrange an interpreter to help me?

If you visit us or have an appointment to see a Homes for Haringey officer, you can ask for an interpreter. We will arrange for an interpreter to interpret for you, either in person or over the phone. If an interpreter is not available we will arrange another appointment for you with an interpreter. You will not have to pay for the interpreter.

How can I ask for a translation or for information in Braille, large print or audiotape?

You can ask a Homes for Haringey officer who is dealing with your enquiry for a translation of Homes for Haringey letters or other Homes for Haringey documents. We normally have a language panel on most Homes for Haringey documents. This means you can ask for a translation of that particular document by completing your details on the form given and returning to the freepost address shown. You do not have to pay for translations.

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Page Last Updated:

20 September 2016