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We support organisations to engage with customers who speak little or no English.

We support organisations to engage with customers who speak little or no English.


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Happy to Translate Member Award Winners

Happy to Translate Member Award Winners

8th October 2019

  Congratulations to all the shortlisted Members and Winners!   Star Individual 2019 Winner - Amra Nazim - Govanhill Housing Association Shortlisted - Jo Kirby - The Action Group Star Member 2019 Winner - The City of Edinburgh Council Shortlisted - COPFS - The Scottish...

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Happy to Translate Celebrates Latest Community Champions and Members Award Winners

Happy to Translate Celebrates Latest Community Champions and Members Award Winners

3rd October 2019

Happy to Translate held its first ever awards presentation for members at their annual Members’ Event in Edinburgh yesterday. Members were recognised for their outstanding commitment to increasing accessibility for their customers who face language barriers.  Also recognised on the...

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Happy to Translate Awards - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

Happy to Translate Awards - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

16th July 2019

We're thrilled to announce that in 2019 Happy to Translate will launch it's inaugural Member Awards with two categories: Star Member Organisation and Star Individual. To nominate your organisation or staff member who best demonstrates the commitment and impact of Happy to Translate, fill in the...

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Happy to Translate Members' Event 2nd October 2019

Happy to Translate Members' Event 2nd October 2019

11th July 2019

Our next HTT Members' Event will be held on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh from 10.30am - 2.00pm.  

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Happy to Translate Advisory Group Meeting

Happy to Translate Advisory Group Meeting

1st April 2019

A meeting of the Happy to Translate Advisory Group took place in Trust Housing's Edinburgh office on 28th March. The Advisory Group is made up of members who have a specific responsibility within their organisations relating to equality and diversity, communication or customer service. We were...

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Happy to Translate presents at Quality Scotland Voluntary Sector Network

Happy to Translate presents at Quality Scotland Voluntary Sector Network

28th February 2019

Our Marketing & Development Officer, Katrina McEntegart recently gave a presentation outlining the commonalities between Happy to Translate's 7 Key Commitments and the EFQM Model at a meeting of Quality Scotland's Voluntary Sector Network. Katrina highlighted how working within...

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Happy to Translate celebrates Community Champions

Happy to Translate celebrates Community Champions

5th November 2018

Happy to Translate held their first open Members’ Event at Pollockshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow on 26th October 2018. Newly appointed ethnic minority Community Champions were presented with certificates to acknowledge their commitment to help raise awareness of Happy to Translate in their...

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Happy to Translate Members' Event 2018

Happy to Translate Members' Event 2018

11th October 2018

The forthcoming HTT Members' Event will be held at Pollockshaws Burgh Hall on Friday 26 October 2018 from 10.30am to 2.00pm. Guest SpeakersStewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow SouthJames Dornan, MSP for Glasgow, Cathcart Community SpeakersMukami McCrum, Chair, Scottish Older People Ethnic Minority...

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When Translation Goes Wrong

When Translation Goes Wrong

15th May 2018

We’re all familiar with badly translated signage and yes, sometimes it can be entertaining. This photograph was taken by a colleague in Zhangjiajie National Park in Hunan Province in China. The national park is home to extraordinarily beautiful mountain scenery and was used as one of the...

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Happy to Translate Introduces Redesigned Toolkit and Website

Happy to Translate Introduces Redesigned Toolkit and Website

12th January 2018

Happy to Translate held a very successful event on Thursday 21st December to launch their redesigned Toolkit and Website. The event, held at the prestigious Scottish Parliament and sponsored by Christina McKelvie, MSP was well attended by MSPs, HTT member organisations and members of local ethnic...

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Happy to Translate wins UK's Most Innovative Initiative of the Year

Happy to Translate wins UK's Most Innovative Initiative of the Year

6th April 2017

Trust Housing Association's Happy to Translate has been awarded the UK's Most Innovative EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) Initiative of the Year 2017. The National Centre for Diversity held its prestigious Annual Grand Awards at the Queens Hotel, Leeds on 16th March. It was a night...

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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Endorses Happy to Translate

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Endorses Happy to Translate

15th January 2016

Glasgow, 15thJanuary 2016: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with Rohini Sharma Joshi at her constituency office in Govanhill to discuss Trust Housing Association's Happy to Translate mobile app. The innovative app assists organisations when communicating with those whose first language isn't...

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Nicola Sturgeon Launches Happy to Translate Mobile App

Nicola Sturgeon Launches Happy to Translate Mobile App

13th November 2015

Scottish initiative places the power to overcome language barriers in the palm of your handGlasgow, 13th November 2015: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the new mobile app produced by Happy to Translate, a Scottish initiative which helps organisations communicate with customers who face a...

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The HTT initiative helps us to be accessible to all of our stakeholders. The logo in particular is a fantastic tool - attractive, simple and instantly recognisable. We put it on the front of all of our publications: it's an asset to our brand.

Jenny Copland, Publications Co-ordinator, Corporate Planning, Communications and Involvement Team, Care Inspectorate