TLS Times April 2018
- March 27, 2018
- Posted by: Craig Buchan
- Category: News
Hi everyone and happy Easter to you all. We hope all of your winter blues are fast fading into the background, especially now that the clocks have gone forward and the temperature means it’s time to put those winter woollies away and start making plans for those summer holidays.
The great news for all you working interpreters out there especially in the Lincolnshire area is that as from mid-February TLS has secured a contract to provide a service for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and CCG’s which now brings us at TLS to five main NHS contracts from the East Midlands moving North.
This of course means that we are very keen to create a list of local interpreters to help meet the contract servicing… Interested? Just get in touch and have a chat. TLS as usual will adhere to NUBSLI guidelines with regards to charges and invoicing unless specified and controlled by other guidance i.e. Access to Work individual budgets.
However, as ever if you have any specific questions regarding this or any other work for TLS, please feel free to contact either Cassandra or Amy at TLS HQ.
In the Spotlight
In our last newsletter we gave you a very brief overview of the current in-house staff here at TLS. We think it would be good for you to get to know each of our staff a little better in successive newsletters, so with that in mind…
In this newsletter, “In the spot light” will focus on Amy Hemsley our TLS admin queen.
As you will have read previously Amy joined TLS back in January and prior to this Amy worked as an admin person at a large Leeds school where she first came into contact with deaf children and their families. Amy hails from the other side of the Pennines near Glossop and is a mother of a lively three-year-old and now a new puppy!!! Amy is also busy along with her partner organising her wedding which will be this coming August, so a very exciting and busy time coming up for her.
Amy’s hobbies and interests include: Days out with the family visiting places of interest, particularly if they have historical interest or are to do with the arts. Meanwhile at home Amy loves to bake and her speciality piece is a tasty banana bread… Nom nom nom😉
As many of you will already know Amy has a very professional yet warm approachable personality and is always there to help and advice. So now when you receive your requests for filling assignments and sorting out your invoices you know she’s the go to girl.
In other news
Karen Gillespie will be joining us at the end of April on a part time basis, covering while Philippa is off on maternity leave. Karen is a well known Qualified interpreter who has been working in the West Yorkshire area and beyond for quite some years now and brings all that experience with her to TLS. We Look forward to Karen joining the team.