Home About the council Equality and diversity Interpretation and translation service We want everyone to be able to access the information and services they need. This includes people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who may need to communicate in a different language, or people with a disability who may need information in different formats. Interpretation and translation policy PDF, 153kbOpens new windowBritish Sign Language charterWe are committed to the British Sign Language charter and giving better access to our services for deaf people. We have committed to 2 pledges that will:ensure access for deaf people to information and servicesconsult with our local deaf community on a regular basisBSL video: Requesting interpretation and translation servicesBritish Sign Language video telling you how to request interpretation and translation for information you have received from the Council (duration 2:50). Requesting interpretation and translation services in British Sign Language Video of Requesting interpretation and translation services in British Sign Language Community CohesionCommunity Cohesion is important to us, and is part of our Equality, Diversity, Human Rights and Community Cohesion strategy.An integrated and cohesive community is based on:People from different backgrounds having similar life opportunitiesPeople knowing their rights and responsibilitiesPeople trusting one another and trust local institutions to act fairlyThe Cohesion Institute has more information on community cohesion. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.