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Sign Language Interpreting Services

A man and member of staff communicating by using sign language

In the first instance please email or text using the details below.

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If you need to contact someone in an emergency (out of office hours) you can contact us:

Telephone Number or Mobile Telephone Number  07970 914 239 


Under the Disability Discrimination Act, service providers must ensure that Deaf people have equal access to information and services. This may mean providing appropriate communication support.

TICS (Tameside Interpreting and Communication Service) is an interpreting service for Deaf people based at Stalybridge Resource Centre

We can provide you with an interpreter if the Deaf Service User you are dealing with communicates using:

  • British Sign Language (BSL). 
  • Sign Supported English (SSE). 
  • Deaf/Blind. 
  • Lipspeaker (Hard of Hearing).

We will interpret in a variety of settings, for example:

  • Housing applications.
  • Council tax enquiries.
  • Hospital meetings and consultations.
  • Welfare rights services. 
  • Parent / teacher interviews.
  • GP appointments.
  • Adult Services Meetings.
  • Open Consultations meetings.

What the service provides

The service provides confidential, professional and highly qualified interpretation between sign language and spoken English.

We aim to be as flexible and responsive as possible and will act as an aid to communication between Deaf and hearing people.

Is there a charge?

No. The service is free of charge for all providers of health in Tameside and Glossop and service providers from Tameside MBC.

We are also able to provide Interpreting services to private and voluntary organisations. However, charges may be requested. Please telephone the service to check details about the free service.

If you wish to find out more information about any aspect of TICS and its service please contact us.

Contact Information
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Contact by Post

The Deaf Team
Wilshaw House
Wilshaw Lane
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 9QG
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2575
Contact by Fax
0161 342 3995
Contact by Mobile Phone
07966 544896
Contact by Minicom
0161 342 2577

Page last updated: 3 March 2014